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CyberKnife radiosurgery is an exciting, novel approach to stereotactic radiation. As the name implies, this technique employs surgical precision without the actual knife. Stereotactic radiation utilizes special equipment to deliver cancer-destroying doses of radiation while reducing the normal tissue included in the treatment field. Using special equipment to position the patient and localize the tumor allows precise delivery of radiation therapy to the tumor. This has been used for many years for benign and malignant brain tumors. CyberKnife radiosurgery expands our ability to deliver this type of precision therapy to anywhere in the human body.

CyberKnife is unique in its approach to stereotactic therapy. It has adapted a robotic arm that can move in any direction. This arm is equipped with a linear accelerator mounted at its end. We can use infinite angles to deliver treatment allowing for improved tumor coverage with high doses of radiation and better tumor control. Such treatment also employs live tracking of tumor movement during delivery, with automatic correction for such movement during the treatment delivery, thereby ensuring the high level of accuracy and limiting exposure to the normal surrounding tissues.

CyberKnife radiosurgery can be used for tumors and benign conditions of the brain as well as the body. Most often, treatments are delivered in one to five fractions. The CyberKnife System is the world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors throughout the body non-invasively. It provides a pain-free, nonsurgical option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery.

Research and Awards

Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. is composed of twenty four distinguished cancer specialists practicing compassionate cutting edge cancer care in the Chicagoland area. Our physicians have been recognized as Chicago's "Top Docs" and are ranked amongst top physicians in the country by U.S. News and World Report.





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