Developed in the 1990s, CyberKnife® is one of several different types of radiosurgery that uses the extremely focused beams of radiation to treat cancerous tumors without actually needing to cut into the body. CyberKnife is most frequently used to treat brain tumors.
CyberKnife consists of a small linear accelerator on a robotic arm, aimed with great precision. Treatment is performed on a patient laying down. The patient's position is regularly checked during the treatment using X-rays. The robot can adapt to the smallest patient movements, making treatment very precise.
The physicians affiliated with the Inova Nuero-oncology Program work closely with Inova Cancer Institute to provide the most innovative treatments available for brain tumors. Click to learn more about Inova Neuro-oncology Program or call 703-776-4700.