"I like to think of CyberKnife as 'virtual surgery.' Despite its name, there are no cuts or incisions. The CyberKnife is a specialized radiation machine which uses intense doses of radiation, delivered with surgical precision, to obliterate cancers and tumors anywhere in the body." -- Richard Shumway, M.D., Medical Director of the Connecticut CyberKnife Center at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
CyberKnife® is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system available. CyberKnife technology utilizes highly sophisticated robotics to target and destroy tumors or non-cancerous lesions anywhere in the body. Although its name suggests scalpels, operating rooms and recovery time, CyberKnife involves no cutting, pain or hospital stay.
The CyberKnife performs treatments known as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). As an alternative to surgery or traditional radiation treatments, CyberKnife uses highly focused intense radiation to obliterate tumors with surgical precision.
Worldwide, more than 100,000 patients have already received CyberKnife treatments. Clinical studies published in multiple medical journals attest to the effectiveness of CyberKnife.
CyberKnife has proven to be an effective alternative to surgery or conventional radiation therapy for treating tumors and cancers located anywhere in the body. CyberKnife offers patients a better quality of life, especially for those with tumors previously diagnosed as 'inoperable,' or those who have already received the maximum amount of radiation through other treatment methods.