CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System
New Hope for Patients with Inoperable Tumors
The Baptist Cancer Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is proud to offer a new non-invasive treatment for tumors. The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's first robotic radiosurgery system, and it is used to effectively pinpoint tumors for precise radiation treatments. CyberKnife can be used on cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
The first to offer this technology in the Mid-South, Baptist Cancer Center began using this advanced treatment for patients in September 2011. Our staff underwent intensive training from CyberKnife's manufacturer, Accuray, to become skilled in this exciting new technology. Because we have a combined total of nearly 100 years experience, you can rest assured that you are in great hands with our expert medical team.
Greater Accuracy. Fewer Treatments.
CyberKnife can be used to treat cancers of the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. Despite its name, CyberKnife treatment does not involve actual surgery. There is no cutting involved with CyberKnife; instead, a robot using sophisticated software delivers high-dose beams of radiation to destroy tumors. Other forms of radiation cannot offer such accuracy because they are unable to track natural tumor motion. As a result, traditional radiation treatments often miss the tumor, resulting in too much radiation exposure for healthy tissue and too little radiation at the actual tumor site. Because these treatments cannot offer the same level of precision as CyberKnife, patients must undergo many radiation treatments using lower doses. CyberKnife's pinpoint accuracy allows for higher doses of radiation, which destroys the tumor more quickly with fewer treatments, while significantly reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
- A non-invasive alternative to surgery
- No incision
- No pain
- No anesthesia
- No hospitalization
- Little or no recovery time
- Immediate return to normal activities