The CyberKnife® is a system that delivers stereotacic radiosurgery. The Juravinski Cancer Centre is the only CyberKnife® location in southern Ontario. The CyberKnife® is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumours in the body.
The CyberKnife® uses a robotic arm that takes xray pictures to find the tumour and provides the highest level of treatment accuracy. While it's name refers to surgery, the CyberKnife® does not involve cutting of tissue. It is a non-invasive radiation therapy treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumours. The CyberKnife® can be used to treat tumours in the body including the brain, spine, lung, breast, prostate, head and neck and other soft tissues.
Patients can be treated in as few as one to five visits as an outpatient with less side effects than conventional radiation therapy. The CyberKnife® also provides an option for patients with:
prior radiation therapy