For CyberKnife Patients
CyberKnife treatments involve a team approach in which several specialists participate. Following is a description of what you can expect during your visit.
Prior to the procedure, the patient is imaged using a high-resolution CT scan, to determine the size, shape, and location of the tumor.
Following scanning, the image data is digitally transferred to the CyberKnife System’s workstation, where the treatment planning begins.
A qualified clinician then uses the CyberKnife software to generate a treatment plan. The plan is used to match the desired radiation dose to the identified tumor location while limiting radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue.
Once the treatment plan has been developed, the patient is ready to undergo the CyberKnife procedure.