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Robotic Radiosurgery


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Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, a facility of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast is proud to be the second hospital in the state of North Carolina and the only one in the region to provide CyberKnife® treatment for cancer patients. Since moving into our new building, The Pavilion, in May 2007, our Batte Cancer Center has provided state-of-the-art facilities, advances in technology, and highly-trained physicians while still bringing you the compassionate care that you have come to expect from Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.

The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, pioneered at Stanford University, is the first radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy. Because of its extreme precision, the CyberKnife® System can continuously track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment.

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Who can be treated by the robotic radiosurgery system?

  • Patients otherwise diagnosed as inoperable
  • Patients too young for frame-based surgery
  • Those who want or need an alternative to traditional open surgery
  • Patients who have already received the maximum allowable dosage of radiation
  • Those who would like to avoid treatment with a stereotactic frame
  • Patients who don't want to undergo an additional operation to remove recurrent or residual tumors

CyberKnife What will the robotic radiosurgery system treat?

The following are some of the conditions that will be treated by CyberKnife® at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast:
  • Tumors and lesions inside the cranium
  • Tumors and lesions outside the cranium
  • Spine cancer and spinal cord tumors
  • Malignant tumors (primary & metastases)
  • Benign brain tumors, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, craniopharngiomal hemangioblastoma, schwannomas
Other conditions that can be treated by the robotic radiosurgery system include:
  • Malformations of blood vessels within the brain, such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Functional disorders (trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Cancers involving the brain
  • Lung cancers
  • Pancreatic cancers
  • Metastatic orbital tumors, orbital lymphomas and orbital inflammations

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