Cyberknife

Great News!

Last week, I was invited to witness for myself an evolutionary invention for the medical world; CyberKnife, which is a robo-mechanical Artificial Intelligence system which is capable of removing cancer tumours and other lesions using laser technology without surgery.

It is a complete system which is analogous to computer aided manufacturing, where the surgeon will only standby for backup, all procedures are being carried out by the computer system.

Currently, this invention (from Stanford University) is only being deployed at 100 locations around the world, with Malaysia being the first in south east asia region. There is one in each South Korea and Japan. It is a huge machine which would occupy a 10 x 10 meters room.

Introduction:

CyberKnife being offered by Wijaya International Medical Center(WIMC) is Asia Pacific's first revolutionary non-invasive treatment, for destroying tumours and other lesions throughout the body with precision radiation using this Stereotactic Radiosurgery System.

Currently, WIMC, being the only facility in the Asia Pacific region providing CyberKnife radiosurgery is a recognized member of CyberKnife society. The society is an international body comprising membership of doctors and specialists who are dedicated to the clinical and academic exchange of information.

This painless, outpatient Cyberknife procedure is an alternative to conventional surgery or radiation therapy.

What is CyberKnife ?




CyberKnife Radiosurgery is a precise, painless, non-invasive radiation treatment that can be an alternative to open surgery in certain cases. It was invented at Stanford University and is considered a major advance in the radiological treatment of cancer.

In CyberKnife Radiosurgery, multiple beams of high-energy radiation are delivered from multiple points outside of the body and converge precisely at the tumour or lesion inside the body.

Each individual beam is not sufficient to cause harm, but the covergence of all the beams at the tumour results in the lesion receiving a very high dose of radiation while sparing nearly normal tissue.

CyberKnife Radiosurgery, with sub-milimeter clinical surgery, is so precise that radiation can be matched to the shape of a small complex tumours located near critical structures.

This ability allows CyberKnife to treat many lesions that may be considered inoperable or untreatable with other Radiosurgery systems.

What types of tumours can be treated?
The cyberknife system is cleared by the FDA to treat tumours and lesions anywhere in the body when radiation treatment is indicated. Consult with your doctor to advise if CyberKnife treatment is suitable for you.

Types of tumours and lesions that may be treated by CyberKnife.

Vascular
- Arterio-venous malformations

Benign Tumours
- Meningiomas
- Pituitary adenormas
- Accoustic neuromas
- Cranio-pharyngiomas

Haemangloblastomas
- Chordomas

Schwannomas
- Other benign lesions

Malignant Tumours
- Astrocytomas
- Gliomas
- Glioblastoma multiforme
- Oligodendrogliomas
- Medulloblastomas

Infra-cranial metastases
- Spinal metastases
- Naso-pharyngeal tumours (nose)
- Lung & bronchial carcinomas
- Prostate cancers
- Pancreatic tumours
- Liver hepatoma and metastases
- Renal carcinormas

Functional pathologies
- Epilepsy
- Parkinson's disease
-Trigeminal neuralgia
- Compulsive obsessive disorder
- Intractable bone pain

Other links
Cyberknife society
Cyberknife support
Accuray, Manufacture of CyberKnife
Advanced Medical, Accuray regional turnkey project manager.

For more information, please contact:
Wijaya International Medical Center
No.1, Jalan 215, Seksyen 51, Off Jalan Templer, 46050 P.J, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: 603-7620 7979
Fax: 603-7620 7929
email: info@wbms.com.my

Comments

SK said…
Why was you invited? So geng! :D
Brandon Teoh said…
No lar, actually it is a public forum.

I was invited by MAKNA, as I am the member.
A new treatment has been introduced to cure lung cancer called cyberKnife. CyberKnife is a promising choice for those in whom the lung tumor has not reached the lymph nodes or the remote body parts and in whom surgery is quite risky. Those patients that exhibited comparatively better FEV1 had a survival of hundred percent. To get information on different types of cancer, refer Cancer information
SouthFlorida said…
Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (CKSRS) is one of the newest and fastest growing radiation treatment options for localized prostate cancer. While Cyberknife is being offered at a small handful of hospitals in Maryland, there is no question that Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has the largest experience with this exciting technology. There are multiple uses for Cyberknife, but given my specialty and this forum, we will only address its use in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. I am not aware of any other hospital locally that is offering CKSRS for prostate cancer, although this may have changed over the last few months.
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