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.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (305) 661-8288