Technology - Precision

Technology

Precision

Why Does Precision Matter?

Technological advancements have enabled manufacturers of external-beam radiation therapy equipment to improve the precision of their delivery systems. In general,

  1. The radiation beam needs to enter and exit the body,
  2. The device design limits how radiation beams can be directed into the body, and
  3. The device may deliver some radiation to tissue surrounding the tumor because of tumor motion during treatment.

With the CyberKnife System, precision matters. Its robotic design enables physicians to find the best angles for radiation to enter and exit the body, thus maximizing dose to the target while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. The robotic design also enables the system to move anywhere the tumor moves during treatment, automatically keeping radiation precisely on target throughout the treatment.