Treatment Process

Several specialists will work together in facilitating the patient's treatment. In preparation for the procedure, the patient will undergo CT imaging in order to asses the tumor's size, shape, and location. Next, the data from the CT scan will be sent to the CyberKnife system to undergo the planning stage.

A clinician will use the CyberKnife software to produce a treatment plan. This plan will match the radiation dose to the tumor location while limiting the amount of radiation the surrounding healthy tissue might receive.

Next, the patient is prepared to undergo the CyberKnife procedure. The patient will be positioned on the treatment table and the computer-aided robot will move around the patient and deliver the doses of radiation to the tumor.

You can expect your patient's treatment sessions to last between 30 to 90 minutes. The length of each treatment depends entirely on the type of tumor that is being treated. Although some patients may experience minor side effects, they usually go away within 1 to 2 weeks of the procedure.

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