Cancer Treatment: What is CyberKnife Radiosurgery?

With the first and only linear accelerator mounted on a robotic arm, Stereotactic Radiosurgery with the CyberKnife® System enables radiosurgical treatments of unique precision and versatility of neurological indications and functional disorders, as well as spinal tumors vertebral.

Anadolu Medical Center is the 1st center in Turkey to introduce CyberKnife device and 4th center in Europe to install CyberKnife in 2005. This is why the radiation oncology team at Anadolu Medical Center is the most experienced in radiosurgery and radiotherapy.

And in 2018, the radiation oncology department replaced all the devices with new machines of recent and advanced technology including the CyberKnife® M6™

How does the CyberKnife M6 treat tumours?

CyberKnife uses a lightweight linear accelerator mounted on a robotic arm.

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It eliminates tumors by:

– Using x-ray images, taken during treatment, to confirm the position of your tumour.

– Bringing the beam of radiation into perfect alignment with your tumor.

– Aiming each beam independently to accurately deliver high doses of conformal ablative radiation.

When your tumor moves – due to normal breathing or coughing – the CyberKnife M6 detects the change. Immediately, it corrects the change by re-aligning the beam of radiation with your tumor.

Constant adjustment allows the machine to compensate for small movements during treatments. This means that your tumor receives maximum amounts of radiation while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

Cyberknife M6 technology:

-Allows even more precise treatment by adapting the radiation to the shape of the tumor.

-Allows the targeting of larger, more irregularly shaped tumours, once thought to be incurable.

-It treats a greater number of tumors in a single session, possibly reducing the number of treatments patients have to endure.

– Cuts processing time in half – from approximately 58 minutes to 33 minutes.

The CyberKnife M6 System treats the following cancers and other benign tumors:

  • Brain cancer (benign and malignant)
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • spine cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Neurofibromas
  • Schwannomas
  • Vascular malformations

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