Illinois CyberKnife is a department of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
What is CyberKnife?The world’s only robo/c radiosurgery system, CyberKnife treats pa/ents with a procedure called stereotac(c radiosurgery. Stereotac/c radiosurgery is a noninvasive method of trea/ng tumors with high-‐dose radia/on precisely aimed from diﬀerent angles. How does CyberKnife work? CyberKnife does not require surgery and there is no cu7ng or anesthesia required. Comprised of a compact linear accelerator -‐ a machine that generates a radia/on beam -‐ aDached to a highly maneuverable robo/c arm. • The machine’s robo/c arm moves around you, aiming and ﬁring targeted radia/on beams from numerous angles. • The imaging and tracking system con/nually updates the tumor loca/on throughout the treatment procedure, compensa/ng for pa/ent movements like breathing. • Treatment sessions typically last 30 -‐ 90 minutes. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
Why Choose CyberKnife? CyberKnife Conven(onal Linac Proton Therapy Stereotac(c Radia(on Stereotac(c Radiosurgery Therapy Radiosurgery Daily dose 5.0-‐2.0 1.8-‐3.0 5.0-‐20 1.8-‐2.0 Gy per frac/on Gy per frac/on Gy per frac/on Gy per frac/on Number of 3-‐5 days 6-‐7 weeks 3-‐5 days 6-‐7 weeks treatments Accuracy ((ssue 20-‐30 20-‐30 1.5 millimeters 1-‐5 millimeters margin) millimeters millimeters Number of radia(on beams 100-‐200+ beams 2-‐7 beams 5-‐15 beams 2-‐3 beams Con(nuous correc(on for breathing and YES NO NO NO movement • Treats pa/ents in as few as one to ﬁve visits • Reaches most tumors from virtually unlimited • Pain free and requires no anesthesia direc/ons with robo/c mobility • Minimal side eﬀects • Minimizes radia/on exposure to healthy /ssue • Outpa/ent procedure surrounding a tumor site • Constantly corrects for tumor or pa/ent movement • Lesions previously treated with maximum allowed throughout procedures radia/on doses may be treated 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
What does CyberKnife treat? • Arteriovenous malforma/on • Bone metastases • Brain tumors • Acous/c neuroma • Brain metastases • Gliomas • Astrocytoma • Glioblastoma mul/forme • Glioma • oligodendroglioma • Meningioma • Pituitary adenoma • Kidney tumors • Liver tumors • Lung tumors • Ocular/orbital tumors • Prostate cancer • Pancrea/c cancer • Spinal tumors • Trigeminal neuralgia 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
What is the treatment process? Consulta/on Meet with the Create an individualized Appointment CyberKnife team treatment plan Poten/al Tissue Markers Pretreatment CT Scan MRI Lab Studies (extracranial tumors or lesions) Procedures* The advanced tracking CyberKnife’s system takes x-‐ray CyberKnife Technicians help you onto the robo/c arm moves around you ﬁring images to ensure the If needed, the pa/ent returns for Treatment treatment table targeted radia/on beams radia/on beam remains locked on the up to 4 more treatments. tumor Follow-‐up imaging and physical Follow-‐up consulta/on to monitor tumor’s progress *The procedures required as part of your individualized treatment plan, and the order in which they will occur, will be explained during your consulta/on visit. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
Our CenterUnder the direc/on of medical director Dr. Arica Hirsch, Illinois CyberKnife combines experienced physicians and the latest medical advances to provide pa/ents with excep/onal care since opening in November 2011. Illinois CyberKnife is part of Advocate Lutheran General’s renowned Cancer Care Center, located in the Center for Advanced Care on the hospital’s campus. Our doctors are board cer/ﬁed in radia/on oncology and have several areas of specialty, including brain tumors, head and neck cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. We are dedicated to providing our pa/ents with the latest cancer treatment technology and are proud of the experience and exper/se our physicians and caring staﬀ bring to our pa/ents. Medical Director: Dr. Arica Hirsch CyberKnife Nurse: Linda Green, BS RN Medical Physicist: Tony Simon Connect with us 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
The US Radiosurgery NetworkIn partnership with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Illinois CyberKnife is a US Radiosurgery facility. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, US Radiosurgery is a division of Alliance Oncology and partners with hospitals and physician groups around the U.S. to develop and operate full-‐body radiosurgical centers. Collec(vely, the US Radiosurgery network of centers has treated thousands of pa(ents since the opening of the company’s ﬁrst center in 2003. The group of facili/es is ac/vely engaged in research, with physicians regularly presen/ng papers and authoring ar/cles related to the eﬃcacy of CyberKnife treatment for various types of tumors and lesions. Tumors of the lung, brain and prostate, as well as certain func/onal disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, have become key treatment areas throughout the network of centers. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
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