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Spinal and spinal cord diseases

CyberKnife® – The proven method

CyberKnife® technology has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for a variety of spinal cord disorders, including spinal metastases, spinal neurinomas and spinal meningiomas. In this text, we will delve deeply into the application of CyberKnife® technology to these conditions. Spinal metastases are cancerous growths that have spread to the spine from other primary tumors in the body. They often occur in patients with advanced cancer. Treating spinal metastases is challenging because they can affect the spinal cord and surrounding tissues. CyberKnife® offers a promising solution for the treatment of spinal metastases. With the help of high-precision radiotherapy, the CyberKnife® system can irradiate the metastases in a targeted manner while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. The precise alignment of the radiation beam enables effective tumor destruction and contributes to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life in patients with spinal metastases.

Indications Spinal column / spinal cord diseases
• Spinal meningiomas
• Spinal metastases
• Spinal neuromas

Peculiarities of the CyberKnife® treatment

The treatment of spinal and spinal cord diseases with the CyberKnife® technology is usually carried out in a series of outpatient sessions. Before the start of treatment, comprehensive imaging diagnostics are carried out to determine the exact location of the tumor. During the treatment, the patient lies on a special treatment table connected to the CyberKnife® system. The system’s robotic arm moves precisely around the patient to direct the beam of radiation onto the tumor from different angles. The patient usually does not feel any pain during the treatment.

Spinal neuromas

Spinal neurinomas are benign tumors that arise from nerve cells in the spine or spinal cord. They can lead to back pain, neurological symptoms and disability. Treating spinal neuromas requires a precise and gentle approach to protect the spinal cord and surrounding nerve structures. This is where CyberKnife® technology comes into play. Through the combination of image-guided diagnostics and high-precision radiation therapy, CyberKnife® can irradiate the tumor in a targeted manner while protecting the surrounding healthy tissue at the same time. This allows for effective treatment of spinal neurinoma with minimal side effects and complications.

Spinal meningiomas

Spinal meningiomas are usually benign tumors that arise from the membranes of the spinal cord or brain. They can cause back pain, neurological symptoms, and restricted mobility. The treatment of spinal meningiomas requires precise tumor localization and targeted radiotherapy. CyberKnife® offers exactly these possibilities. The system enables precise irradiation of the meningioma while minimizing the radiation dose to the surrounding healthy tissue. This contributes to tumor reduction and helps to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life of patients

The conclusion with CyberKnife®

Overall, the CyberKnife® technology offers a promising option for the treatment of spinal cord diseases such as spinal metastases, spinal neurinomas and spinal meningiomas. Precise and gentle radiation therapy enables effective tumor reduction and improves the patient’s quality of life. If you suffer from any of these conditions, it is advisable to consult with a radiotherapy specialist to determine if CyberKnife® is appropriate for your specific situation.

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