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METASTATIC DISEASE (OLIGOMETASTATIC DISEASE)

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 in a sculpted dose to the vertebral body or target, sparing adjacent healthy tissue, including the spinal cord.

OVERVIEW

Common Treatment Options

Unfortunately, cancer cells often travel through the body via the blood and lymphatic systems from the site of the original primary tumour to other locations, creating secondary cancers. This is known as metastatic disease and results in the formation of tumours in areas such as the brain, lung, spine, various lymph node chains and bones.

Historically, treatment for oligometastatic disease throughout the body required the use of systemic palliative care techniques including chemotherapy drugs, pain medication and palliative radiation therapy. Unfortunately, each of these methods results in significant side-effects.

WHAT WE TREAT

At 5D Clinics

Primary and secondary malignant brain lesions.

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

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However, whilst conventional systemic palliative radiation therapy techniques produce significant toxicities in order to treat secondary tumours, the sub-millimetre accuracy with which the CyberKnife® Systems is able to deliver stereotactic radiation therapy means oligometastatic disease can be targeted whilst sparing healthy surrounding tissues and organs. And because of its robotic precision, the CyberKnife® System allows high doses of radiation to be delivered in a low number of treatments, maximising treatment efficacy whilst producing minimal side effects.

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.

Bony metastatic disease to the spine is commonly treated by Radiotherapy. Conventional radiotherapy treatments for the spine often treat the whole vertebral body including critical structures within such as the spinal cord. In contrast, CyberKnife® Systems is able to deliver extremely high doses of radiation in a sculpted dose to the vertebral body or target, sparing adjacent healthy tissue, including the spinal cord.

Historically, first generation CyberKnife® Systems required the implantation of fiducial markers adjacent to the target vertebral body when treating the spine. However, the new X-Sight Spine Tracking Algorithm utilises the skeletal structure itself to ensure targeting accuracy.

The X-Sight Spine Tracking algorithm allows for tracking and treatment of a wide range of skeletal structures including the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spinal regions with sub millimetre accuracy (Ho, A.K., et al., A study of the accuracy of cyberknife spinal radiosurgery using skeletal structure tracking. Neurosurgery, 2007. 60(2 Suppl 1): p. ONS147-56; discussion ONS156).

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