Stereotactic radiation (SRS) is a highly precise form of non-surgical radiation therapy that delivers precisely targeted radiation at very high doses so patients only need a few treatments. SRS is used to treat tumors of the brain, liver, lung, abdomen, spine and neck. SRS can be an excellent option for patients not considered good candidates for surgery. The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery that allows delivery of a large, precise dose of radiation to a small tumor. CyberKnife treatment is pain-free and involves no cutting.
Cancers That We Treat with CyberKnife
As a non-invasive alternative to surgery that can eradicate tumors anywhere in the body with pinpoint accuracy without endanger nearby healthy tissue, CyberKnife is now being used at Carilion Clinic to treat many different types of cancer, including:
- Brain tumors
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Other Sites of Metastatic Disease Including the Spine
Radiosurgical treatment with CyberKnife is an alternative to traditional surgery that has been proven an effective and pain-free option in the management of cancer.