A New Paradigm in Radiosurgery
Anova Cancer Care is Colorado’s newest cancer and tumor treatment center. Patients and physicians in Colorado now have the premier radiosurgery option available to them. With traditional radiosurgery, clinicians can treat only intracranial tumors. The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System not only removes this limitation – it takes radiosurgery to a new level. A true robotic radiosurgery system, the CyberKnife System’s innovative design enables clinicians–for the first time–to target tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter targeting accuracy.
With the unique ability to automatically track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment, the CyberKnife System gives clinicians a pain-free treatment alternative for their patients without the use of head and body frames.
Continual Image Guidance Throughout the Treatment
Many tumors, even when immobilized, have proven to shift during treatment delivery. Using advanced robotic technology and continual image guidance, the CyberKnife System delivers unprecedented targeting accuracy with the unique ability to automatically correct for intra-fraction target motion–without interrupting the treatment or having to reposition the patient.
Automated Non-Coplanar Treatment Delivery
Unconstrained by the clockwise / counter-clockwise gantry rotations of conventional radiotherapy systems, the robotic mobility of the CyberKnife System delivers automated non-coplanar treatments without clinician intervention or treatment interruption. This capability efficiently enables unrivaled conformality and dose gradient for treating even the most complex targets.
Beams Move in Real-Time with 3D Respiratory Tumor Motion
Without the limitations of conventional respiratory gating and breath-holding techniques, the CyberKnife System delivers beams that move precisely with tumor motion throughout the respiratory cycle. By dramatically reducing the planning margins to only that which are clinically relevant, the CyberKnife System has proven to provide unparalleled healthy tissue preservation.
With the CyberKnife® System, Denver physicians can treat tumors anywhere in the body–including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate–without the limitations of time-consuming, uncomfortable head and body frames or other immobilization devices. Other common conditions treated include trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, and arteriovenus malformations (AVM).
The number of CyberKnife extracranial treatments grew by more than 320% between 2004 and 2007 and a record number of presentations on extracranial applications have been delivered at both clinical and scientific meetings worldwide. The increase in extracranial treatments and presentations demonstrates the proven clinical experience with the CyberKnife System in treating tumors anywhere in the body.