Each component of the CyberKnife® machine plays an important role in providing stereotactic body radiation therapy to prostate cancer patients. As the CyberKnife moves around the body during treatment, the parts work together to ensure patients receive treatment quickly and efficiently.
The linear accelerator is one of the most important tools of the CyberKnife machine. Attached to CyberKnife’s highly maneuverable robotic arm, the linear accelerator is the advanced machine that generates high-dose radiation beams delivered during treatment.
The linear accelerator precisely focuses radiation to target tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy and minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissue. This noninvasive approach reduces side effects, such as urinary irritation or erectile dysfunction, which can be typical of other prostate cancer treatment options. Read more about CyberKnife® here.
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