Saturday, October 10, 2009

CyberKnife a viable treatment option for Atrial fibrillation, behavioural disorders


>>CyberKnife, the first and only whole body radio surgery system, is now proving to be a viable treatment option for Atrial fibrillation, behavioural disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, epilepsy obesity, besides Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Parkinson's and epilepsy.

The robotic surgery system, used to treat a variety of cancers, is now preferred for correcting abnormal heart rhythms. It is being recommended to replace the current invasive surgery with painless laser intervention.

Further, CyberKnife's is an alternative to treat Trigeminal Neuralgia or facial nerve pain, Arteriovenous malformations or abnormal blood vessels in the brain and benign tumours such as Acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. These conditions are proving to show good response, said Dr John R Adler, professor, department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Centre, also the inventor of CyberKnife and founder of Accuray Inc a Nasdaq listed start-up.

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