Treatment Comparison

How does cancer treatment with the CyberKnife differ from other cancer treatment options? The chart below highlights the benefits of the CyberKnife system as compared to several traditional treatment methods.

 

  CyberKnife
Stereotactic
Radiosurgery
Conventional
Radiation
Therapy
Linac
Stereotactic
Radiosurgery
Proton
Therapy
Daily dose 5.0-20
Gy per fraction
1.8-3.0
Gy per fraction
5.0-20
Gy per fraction
1.8-2.0
Gy per fraction
Number
of treatments
3-5 days 6-7 weeks 3-5 days 6-7 weeks
Accuracy
(tissue margin)
1-5 millimeters 20-30 millimeters 1-5 millimeters 20-30 millimeters
Number of
radiation beams
100-200+ beams 2-7 beams 5-15 beams 2-3 beams
Continuous
correction
for breathing
and movement
YES NO NO NO