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Oklahoma CyberKnife Upgrades Their CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System

As part of their commitment to ensure patients are treated with the most advanced technology available, Oklahoma CyberKnife recently upgraded their CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System.  

The CyberKnife System was upgraded from the 8.5 version to the 10.5 version, with extra features added including the Storage Vault, MultiPlan V5.5 TPS, and Xsight Spine Prone.  

The Storage Vault is a hardware solution for long-term data storage.  Storage Vault adds 10TB of storage space for up to 5,000 patients.  Integrated seamlessly into the CyberKnife System network and designed to work in conjunction with the CyberKnife Data Management System, this option provides software that automatically archives patient records based on user specified configurations. 

The MultiPlan Treatment Planning System enables the clinical team (physicist, radiation oncologist and surgeon, among others) to generate the highest quality CyberKnife treatment plans.  Flexible and individualized treatment plans can be created quickly and intuitively, resulting in a fast and accurate treatment delivery for the patient.  Other key features of the Multiplan is that it offers remote tools that allows the physician to remotely run the MultiPlan Treatment Planning System from any location, provide enhanced communication capabilities, and give CyberKnife centers the ability to collaborate and outreach to remote facilities and physicians. 

The feature of this new version of CyberKnife that has the most impact on patients is the Xsight Spine Prone.  The Xsight Spine Prone tracking system provides tracking of tumors in or near the spine, allowing patients to be treated in the prone position (lying with the chest down and back up).  This is wonderful news because delivering radiation to a posterior target, such as tumors in or near the spine, with the patient in the supine position (lying face up) results in a high number of monitor units per beam, which could induce a high dose of radiation to the surrounding healthy tissue.  Other patient benefits of the Xsight Spine Prone include its targeting accuracy (1.5 mm), it is a noninvasive method of delivering spine radiosurgery, it is faster with less complex treatments, and it provides an additional treatment option for those who are not candidates for surgery or conventional radiation therapy. 

The dedicated radiation oncologists and clinical team at Oklahoma CyberKnife consistently strive for excellence in quality patient care and are committed to providing the best solution for each patient’s needs.  With the latest version of the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, they are well on their way to better treatment options with which to treat patients and improve their quality of life. 

For more information about Oklahoma CyberKnife, or to see if you or a loved one are a candidate for CyberKnife treatment, please click here