What is Radiation Therapy?
Radiation therapy uses focused beams of intense energy to destroy cancer cells and shrink or control the growth of tumors. Radiation therapy works by preventing targeted cells from multiplying. The objective of radiation therapy is to destroy the harmful cells while minimizing damage to healthy cells.
What is Radiosurgery?
Radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that uses precisely targeted radiation to destroy tumors. Radiosurgery is non-invasive – there is no cutting involved. The term "surgery" refers to the high level of precision of the energy beams. Radiosurgery is commonly used by neurosurgeons to treat conditions within the brain and spine. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a treatment that uses precisely targeted radiation to destroy tumors located outside the brain and spine. The CyberKnife System is a unique, robotic system designed to deliver high-precision radiosurgical and SBRT procedures.