Patient Benefits of CyberKnife Treatment

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Patient Benefits of CyberKnife Treatment


The CyberKnife combines a linear accelerator, robotic arm and image guidance system. The flexibility of the robotic arm allows the CyberKnife to precisely target lesions in areas of the body unreachable by other means.

The CyberKnife also is unique in its ability to continually monitor and adjust in near real-time for changes in target location during treatment. Finally, unlike most other stereotactic radiosurgery systems, the CyberKnife is able to locate and treat lesions in the head or neck without the use of an invasive head frame.

There are numerous patient benefits to the CyberKnife system, including:

  • Non-invasive treatment—no head frames affixed to the skull
  • No anesthesia
  • No recovery time
  • Surgically precise targeting (sub-millimeter clinical accuracy)
  • 100% frameless
  • Minimal effects to surrounding critical tissues
  • Robotics adjust to compensate for patient movement
  • Flexible treatment planning; image acquisition scheduled around the patient’s availability
  • Complements existing St. Joseph’s radiosurgery technologies
  • Treatment is typically outpatient, with just one to five treatment days required
  • Suitable for treatment of many tumors or lesions throughout the body, including soft tissue, spinal, head and neck and intracranial cases
  • Appropriate treatment for some patients diagnosed with inoperable or untreatable tumors or other lesions


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Phoenix, AZ 85013
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