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LIVER CANCER TREATMENT

The CyberKnife® is a unique radiosurgery delivery system

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CyberKnife® Always Precise

Clinically proven, CyberKnife® has helped thousands of people around the world.

The CyberKnife® system is able to deliver extremely high doses of radiation with sub-millimetre accuracy in contrast to conventional techniques for liver cancer.

OVERVIEW

Common Treatment Options

Liver cancer is the 16th most diagnosed cancer in Australia and the 7th leading cause of cancer death in Australia in 2018 (Cancer Australia).

Primary liver cancer originates in the liver, the most common type being Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Secondary liver cancers are cancers that originate in other parts of the body and have metastasised to the liver. Common treatments for liver lesions include tumour ablation (Radiofrequency or Radiation), chemotherapy and surgery. Although liver cells are particularly sensitive to radiation, radiotherapy has historically not been commonly used as a local treatment because effective doses have not been able to be delivered precisely enough to avoid injuring nearby healthy tissues. And because the liver moves inside the abdomen during breathing, conventional radiation treatments for liver cancer have required patients to hold their breath or be fitted into a specifically designed body frame in order to decrease patient movement and decrease surrounding tissue damage.

WHAT WE TREAT

At 5D Clinics

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Benign brain lesions such as AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation), acoustic neuroma, trigeminal neuralgia.

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In contrast to conventional techniques for liver cancer, stereotactic radiation treatment using CyberKnife® System is able to deliver extremely high doses of radiation with sub-millimetre accuracy.

Our 5D Clinic specialists work closely with your existing medical team to determine whether CyberKnife® treatment is right for you.

ADVANTAGES OF CYBERKNIFE®

The CyberKnife® System is clinically proven to be effective.

To enhance precision, a gold seed (known as a fiducial marker) is first placed inside or adjacent to the tumour, providing a target on which the CyberKnife® robot can lock. During treatment, a synchrony tracking algorithm creates predictive positional adjustments of the robot head in real time to allow for movement of the liver during breathing. This technique enables the patient to lie comfortably and naturally on the treatment couch without the need for unnecessary immobilisation devices or body frames.

By tracking the tumour in real time using a combination of optical markers, LED cameras and real-time X-rays, the CyberKnife® System can deliver very high doses of radiation to the target, sparing adjacent organs and tissue. This improves treatment outcomes whilst minimising side effects, and decreases treatment time from several weeks to a few days.

Liver Cancer Treatment Radiosurgery
Most patients report minimal to no side effects following treatment with the CyberKnife® System.