Why does motion management matter? The patient breathes. The patient could change their position. The patient could cough. Muscles tense and relax. Fluids and gasses displace internal organs. The CyberKnife System is the only device designed to accommodate all forms of patient and tumor motion, even while the treatment is being delivered. With its motion adaptive delivery technology, the CyberKnife System enables smaller treatment margins around the tumor, minimizing the amount of healthy tissue exposed to high-dose radiation.
The CyberKnife System uses advanced technologies to track tumors anywhere in the body, while its unique robotic design keeps the radiation on target even while the tumor moves. Before delivering the radiation beam, the CyberKnife System is the only device that verifies the exact tumor position and adjusts the robot to precisely target the tumor. This ensures radiation is delivered to where the tumor is, not to where it was moments before. Additionally, the CyberKnife System features Synchrony, the world’s only real-time adaptive delivery technology. Synchrony expands on the CyberKnife System’s unique motion synchronization capabilities to reduce margins and provide additional precision when treating tumors that move with respiration, such as lung tumors. The sophisticated motion synchronization technology eliminates the need to use uncomfortable patient restraints, or ask patients to hold their breath for example.