Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy


Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Cyberknife

  • Indications
  • Non-operable tumors
  1. Spine tumors
  2. Localized Lung Cancers
  • Mechanism
  1. Robotic guidance of high-dose radiation
  • Protocol
  1. Tumor Localization
    1. MRI or CT Scan used to locate the tumor
    2. Skin markers or rigid body frame used to direct radiation
  2. Dose: Up to 2 hours per treatment
  3. Robotic arm with linear accelerator
    1. Delivers dose split in 3-5 fractions
    2. Arm rotates around patient