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. The flexibility of CyberKnife makes it an appropriate treatment for many different types of cancer, including brain, spine, lung, prostate, liver, pancreas, head, kidney, neck and pelvis cancer.
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.
CyberKnife treatment is available at Inova Fairfax Hospital, named the Washington, DC area's top hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Our team of expert radiation oncologists and unparalleled cancer specialists work together to provide a customized treatment plan for the most effective results possible.
See more information about CyberKnife at Inova Fairfax Hospital, or call 703-776-8225.