Wednesday, February 9, 2011

U of Tennessee: CyberKnife radiosurgery 5-year report released

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Brain and Spine Institute and Cancer Institute released the 5-year report for CyberKnife radiosurgery that features a clear overview of CyberKnife, statistics, treatment methods and patient treatment successes. In 2005, The University of Tennessee Medical Center became only the 23rd site in the United States to offer CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Over the first five years of operation, the physicians and staff of the CyberKnife Center provided more than 1,600 treatments to patients in our region and throughout the Southeast. This technology continues to offer options for patients facing complex diseases and conditions.

Since treating the first patient in January 2005, research studies published in peer reviewed literature continue to validate CyberKnife as an effective tool in treating both malignant and benign conditions. Based on this research, the use of radiosurgery is expanding and becoming standard of care treatment for many conditions. Advancements in CyberKnife equipment and software also continue to evolve, leading to improved and faster delivery of treatments.

Read the full CyberKnife radiosurgery 5-year report. News/0211/UTMC CyberKnife Annual Report_011711.pdf

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