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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the CyberKnife System differ from other radiosurgery systems?

Accuray has given cancer patients another treatment option with the development of the world's first and only dedicated radiosurgery device: The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System.

With the CyberKnife System, radiosurgery is no longer limited to treating tumors in the head and neck.

Accurate - The CyberKnife System enables clinicians to confidently treat tumors with minimal harm to surrounding healthy tissue by delivering high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy (within the width of a hair).

Flexible - The CyberKnife System offers maneuverability and versatility that is unsurpassed by traditional radiation systems. By delivering radiation beams from virtually unlimited positions, the CyberKnife System can treat tumors anywhere in the body from any angle including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.

Robotic - The CyberKnife System continually tracks tumor position, detects any tumor or patient movement and automatically corrects the treatment delivery - without the need to manually reposition the patient or interrupt the treatment, thereby slowing down the treatment process.

Beneficial - The CyberKnife System provides a pain-free, non-invasive alternative for patients, including those diagnosed with previously inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or for patients who are looking for an alternative to surgery.

Non-invasive - The CyberKnife System does not require invasive head or body frames.



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