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CyberKnife Treatment Process
Cyberknife

Cyberknife Treatments
Skull Base Radiosurgery
Cranial Radiosurgery
Liver Radiosurgery
Head & Neck Radiosurgery
Lung/Thoracic Radiosurgery
Spine/Paraspinal Radiosurgery
Pancreas & Renal Radiosurgery
Skeletal Metastasis
Prostate Radiosurgery

After or during diagnoses, physicians determine if a patient will benefit from the CyberKnife treatment.
CyberKnife treatment involves a team approach, in which various medical professionals collaborate, to develop a treatment plan tailored as per patient’s needs. CyberKnife treatment process requires following six simple steps.

Evaluation

Post diagnoses, patient is recommended CyberKnife treatment. Though the course may vary based on patient’s specific requirements, but a team of clinicians including radiation oncologist, surgeon, medical physicist, radiation technician and nurse coordinator play a key role.

Fiducial Placement

Depending on the type and location of tumor, our team recommends placement of fiducials which are small gold markers inserted near the tumor, to help identify the exact location of the tumor during treatment. Not all treatments require fiducial markers. The determination is made based on the density size and location of tumor.

Imaging

Before treatment begins an MRI, CT or a CT/PET scan is taken to determine the size, shape and location of the tumor.

Treatment Planning

Using images from a CT scan, data is digitally transferred to the CyberKnife system’s treatment planning workstation, where a qualified physician identifies the tumor to be targeted and its surrounding vital structures to be protected. This plan is designed to match the desired radiation dose for the tumor location and limit radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissues.

Treatment

Once the treatment plan is developed, CyberKnife treatment begins. At the CyberKnife center, patient is comfortably positioned on the treatment table, while CyberKnife system’s computer-controlled robot carefully moves around to deliver radiation at various locations, as prescribed in the prefixed treatment plan.
At the same time, the CyberKnife system takes continual x-ray images, that provide real-time information about the location of the tumor and enables the system to dynamically track and correct any movement of the tumor. Depending on the type and location of the tumor, patient undergoes 1 - 5 treatment sessions, each typically lasting an hour or less.

Recovery

Most CyberKnife patients do not experience side effects. Depending on the type of treatment one receives, side effects vary. Some sideffects experienced by patients are mild, that do not require any intervention. Patients should consult their doctor and discuss their side effects that may occur and learn about their potential risks.

Cyberknife Cell

For appointments

Mr. Jaswant Singh - +91 - 9810332224

Dr. Aditya Gupta - +91 - 9871066933

E: aditya.gupta@medanta.org

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