CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is radiation delivery system using a
novel treatment approach. The main elements of the CyberKnife are (1) the
radiation produced from a small linear particle accelerator producing 6MV
X-rays and (2) a robotic arm which allows the energy to be directed at any part
of the body from any direction, and (3) X-ray imaging cameras located on
supports around the patient allowing instantaneous X-ray images to be obtained.
The CyberKnife System uses image-guidance and computer controlled robotics to
deliver multiple beams of high-energy radiation to the tumor from virtually any
direction. Designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter
accuracy, the CyberKnife System tracks the tumor's position, detects any tumor
or patient movement and automatically corrects the treatment delivery.