Delivery System

Technology

About the CyberKnife® System

The CyberKnife System is a non-invasive1 treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other conditions where radiation therapy is indicated. It is used to treat conditions throughout the body, including tumors of the prostate, lung, brain, spine, head and neck, liver, pancreas, kidney, and certain gynecologic indications, and can be an alternative to surgery or for some patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. The CyberKnife System is the only fully robotic radiation delivery system. The robotic design, coupled with real-time imaging, enable the CyberKnife System to deliver a maximum dose of radiation directly to the tumor from many different angles with sub-millimeter precision. The CyberKnife System does this by tracking and automatically adjusting for tumor or patient movement during treatment to minimize radiation exposure to healthy organs and tissues.

1. Radiation therapy is completely non-invasive. In some cases, tiny gold markers (fiducials) that help distinguish the tumor from non-cancerous soft tissue are implanted with a minimally invasive procedure.