The CyberKnife® System is a non-invasive robotic radiosurgery instrument that is revolutionising the way cancers are treated, as explained by Consultant Clinical Oncologists Andrew Gaya and Nick Plowman.
The key to CyberKnife® surgery is the delivery of the right dose of radiation to a very precise area whilst minimising the damaging effects on normal tissue. What makes the CyberKnife® System unique is that it can be used in many cases as an alternative to conventional invasive surgery.
CyberKnife® is in clinical use throughout the world with over 100,000 patient treatments conducted to date.
Many conditions can be treated with CyberKnife®, including cancers and tumours of the brain, spinal column, lung, liver, pancreas, prostate, and kidney. The treatment is so accurate that it is now possible to treat tumours previously thought to be untreatable.
In addition, major operations such as lung and liver resections, removal of viable alternative with CyberKnife®.and now have a