CyberKnife: radiosurgary system in the Spizhenko clinic
CyberKnife is a modern robotic radiosurgary system for the most effective and comfortable treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. CyberKnife G4 allows a non-invasive treatment of tumors in any location of the body, even in places inaccessible to traditional surgery.
Some of the tumors treated include:
With the help of CyberKnife in the Spizhenko Clinic, radiosurgical treatment with high efficiency (up to 98% at stages 1 and 2 of the disease) of such diseases is carried out:
- brain tumors and tumors of organs of vision (glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, chondrosarcoma, schwannoma, neurinoma, retina melanoma, trigeminal neuralgia, brain metastases, etc.)
- Spinal cord and spine tumors (astrocytomas, neurofibromas, chordomas, ependymomas, spinal metastases, etc.);
- extracranial tumors and lesions in parenchymal organs (cancer of the kidney, colon, prostate, lung, uterus, liver, pancreas, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, osteosarcoma, etc);
- non-tumorous diseases (trigeminal neuralgia, AVM, cavernoma, etc.).
Despite the name «CyberKnife», there are no surgical procedures related to the scalpel, incisions, bleeding and pain during the treatment.
CyberKnife G4 performs a fast, effective, painless, extremely accurate and anesthetic-free treatment of the tumor (and metastases). CyberKnife allows treating those patients for whom surgical intervention is impossible or dangerous (also in case if they have contraindications to anesthesia) effectively and safely.
How it works?
The CyberKnife technology allows delivering the required dose of radiation to the tumor in a very accurate way (with the error less than 0.2 mm) without damaging the surrounding healthy organs that is more safely than traditional radiation therapy.
The CyberKnife system uses a high-energy linear accelerator fixed to a robotic arm that has 6 degrees of freedom, which allows treating tumor cells from more than 1800 positions. During the procedure, the patient conveniently lies on the table, while CyberKnife moves around the patient, delivering radiation to the tumor at various angles (multiple beams of high-energy radiation are delivered from multiple points).
The Spizhenko Clinic is one of the most innovative, modern oncological clinics in Europe. New world progressive technologies and innovations are being introduced into the practice of the Clinic, taking into account the experience of the world’s leading oncological centers and institutes.
With the introduction of the new modern linear accelerator Elekta Synergy in March 2012, the Clinic implemented the treatment with the modern progressive, precise and safe protocol IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy). The Spizhenko Clinic is also one among the few in Europe that can effectively perform combined radiation treatment, combining the advantages of stereotactic radiosurgery (Cyberknife) and radiotherapy (standard radiation therapy or IMRT).
Patient Focused Care approach
The Spizhenko Clinic is a full-cycle radiotherapy clinic, where an individual treatment plan is developed for each patient, determining the type, activity, form and the sequence of treatments.
The practice of the Spizhenko Clinic is based on the opinion of the most authoritative oncological clinics of the world and shows that the most rational combination of different methods of radiation treatment is possible only by using a modern radiation treatment clinic. Such combined therapy allows performing effective and gentle treatment of tumors and metastases of any locations.