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A unique radiosurgical tool, the CyberKnife – cybernetic knife – is the only robotic radiosurgery tool available in Central and Eastern Europe which considerably broadens treatment possibilities and enables the experts in Ostrava to cure patients who could not have been helped in the past.

What is the CyberKnife?

The cybernetic knife does not specialize merely in the cerebral area but is also able to treat tumors in other parts of the body. The CyberKnife delivers beams of high dose radiation with ten to thirtyfold higher accuracy than other linear accelerators and this enhances our abilities and possibilities both in the area of neuro-oncology and beyond. The Cyberknife's robotic arm delivers an extremely thin beam from virtually any position. The exposed area and the robotic arm are continuously checked by a computer. The system monitors the tumor's position during radiation exposure and thus reacts to the patient’s slightest movement. This protects healthy tissue from possible damage and aims the beams only at the tumor. Sophisticated software monitors the moving tumor target, e.g. in lungs or liver, and regulates the radiation direction with an accuracy of 2 mm. Thanks to such extreme accuracy this tool substantially broadens the scope of possibilities in the area of small tumors located near vital organs.