The Cyberknife: a frameless robotic system for radiosurgery

Author(s): Adler JR, Chang SD, Murphy MJ, Doty J, Geis P, et al.

Abstract

The Cyberknife is a unique instrument for performing frameless stereotactic radiosurgery. Rather than using rigid immobilization, the Cyberknife relies on an image-to-image correlation algorithm for target localization. Furthermore, the system utilizes a novel, light-weight, high-energy radiation source. The authors describe the technical specifications of the Cyberknife and summarize the initial clinical experience.

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