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Accuray Brings First CyberKnife System to South America

Accuray has recently declared that the unique robotic radiosurgery system has been used by doctors at Instituto Neurologico de Colombia (INDEC) in Medellin, for providing effective treatments for patients affected with cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in prostate, head, lung, spine, liver and pancreas.

INDEC is South America’s first center to provide CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System. This versatile system serves to be an alternative to conventional radiation therapy as well as surgery.

CyberKnife System was first deployed at INDEC in May 2012 marking radiosurgical treatment for intracranial and extracranial tumors and has been used effectively since then.

The CyberKnife System is ideal for use with both robotic radiosurgery and SBRT. In this system, tumors are treated with high doses of radiation with increased accuracy, like "painting" only the tumor with radiation, leaving behind the healthy ones. Besides tracking, CyberKnife System is also capable of automatic correction and reduces radiation exposure to healthy tissues, thus leading to reduced side effects.

The safety and efficiency of the CyberKnife System has been assured by several peer-reviewed studies. This system is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment option that serves to be an effective alternative to surgery, and ensures to be beneficial for patients having inoperable or surgically complex tumors.

The CyberKnife System is being deployed as a short-period treatment alternative to conventional radiation therapy. CyberKnife treatment requires 1-5 days, and requires no recovery time, in contrast to surgery.

Source: http://www.accuray.com/

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