Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Houston VA Hospital Offering CK

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>HOUSTON, TX - Always on the forefront of innovative treatments and technologies, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) now provides Veterans a targeted, painless alternative to open surgery and a medical option for certain inoperable tumors.

The CyberKnife®, an impressive-looking machine resembling a giant robot with a multi-jointed arm that pivots, twists, and turns, can treat tumors anywhere in the body with radiosurgery.

Poised above the patient, who is fully clothed and awake on a table, the device’s giant arm whirs above, beside, then under the tumor site, delivering hundreds of beams of radiation to the tumor with pinpoint accuracy.

"The flexible arm allows for precisely targeted radiation delivery and can reach areas of the body that are untreatable with other, more limited radiation-delivery systems," said Angela Zhu, M.D., acting Radiotherapy Section chief.

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