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- Linear accelerator
Compact linear accelerator (X-ray), the component that generates the radiation that destroys the tumor, is small and allows it to be mounted directly to a robotic manipulator.
- Robotic manipulator
The arm, with free rotational range of motion, is designed to move and direct the linear accelerator with an extremely high level of precision and repeatability, allowing doses of radiation to be delivered from nearly any direction.
Rapid response time of the robot arm allows tracking of tumors that move with your breathing in real-time.
- Real-time image-guidance system
Continuous target tracking and feedback enables the CyberKnife System to continually track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the entire treatment.
- Synchrony® Respiratory Tracking System
Continually matches beam delivery to the movement of tumors due to patient breathing, (eg. the lung, liver and pancreas), so patients do not have to hold their breath. Synchrony System enables patients to breathe normally throughout their treatment while maintaining extreme accuracy and minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Markers placed on vest to track breathing by Synchrony tracking system.
RoboCouch® Patient Positioning System
A flexible couch that Robotically aligns patients precisely with six degrees of freedom, reducing patient setup times and enabling faster treatments.
During a CyberKnife procedure, a patient lies comfortably on the treatment table, which automatically positions the patient. Anesthesia is not required, as the procedure is painless and non-invasive. The treatment, which generally lasts between 30 and 90 minutes, typically involves the administration of between 100 and 200 radiation beams delivered from different directions, each lasting from 10 to 15 seconds. The machine is fairly quiet and atmosphere is soothing.