RADIOSURGERY SYSTEM COMPARISONS


 CyberKnifeGamma KnifeOther Linac Systems
Radiosurgery Dedicated Yes Yes No
Anatomic Area treatable with radiosurgical precision Whole body Brain/Skull base (minus extreme lateral) Varies
IMRT dosimetry Method Yes No Yes
IGRT Set-up Visualization Yes No Yes
"Conventional" Radiotherapy and/or IMRT No No Yes
Rigid Brain or Body Frame required for radiosurgical accuracy No Yes Yes
Capable of conformally and homogeneously treating a non-spherical target volume > 3.5cm Yes No Yes
Capable of fractionated radiosurgery to better preserve critical adjacent tissue Yes No Yes
Tracks patient-induced motion with radiosurgical precision (<1mm) Yes N/A Varies by method and manufacturer
IGRT Set-up Visualization Yes No Yes
Tracks spine motion with radiosurgical precision (<1mm) Yes N/A No
Tracks organ induced target volume motion with radiosurgical precision (<1mm) Yes N/A No
Tracks respiration induced organ motion with radiosurgical precision (<1.5mm) Yes N/A No

Capable of real-time submillimeter translational and rotational beam adaptation to target volume motion

 

Yes N/A No

IN THE NEWS

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June 1, 2013

FROS attending physicians, Alan Katz and Josephine Kang, to give an oral presentation at this year's ASTRO meeting on long term outcomes after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer.

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The Redefining Radiosurgery Video gives definitive clinical, hospital and patient benefits as compared to other radiation therapy and systems.

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