Robotic whole body stereotactic radiosurgery: clinical advantages of the Cyberknife integrated system.

@article{CosteManiere2005RoboticWB,
  title={Robotic whole body stereotactic radiosurgery: clinical advantages of the Cyberknife integrated system.},
  author={Eve Coste-Maniere and Dorota Olender and Ward E. Kilby and Robert A Schulz},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  year={2005},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={28-39}
}
Radiosurgery is defined as the delivery of high doses of ionising radiation, in mono- or hypo- fractionated treatments, to destroy tumours or focal areas of pathology. The clinical requirements of designing a radiosurgical treatment system include providing: a) a highly precise beam delivery to targets located throughout the body, b) a highly conformal dose distribution, c) the ability to irradiate both small and/or large complex-shaped lesions while minimising the dose to adjacent… CONTINUE READING