Cyberknife surgery can offer an option for inoperable or surgically complex tumors. Because of its accuracy, other areas of the body such as the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas become treatable with robotic radiosurgery.
By: Natasha Morgan
Cyberknife surgery is a non-invasive procedure which uses a combination of robotics and image-guidance technology to deliver precisely targeted doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
The CyberKnife was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) in 2001, and the first FDA approved CyberKnife was installed at Stanford Hospital in October, 2001.
Traditional radiosurgery has …