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
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