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Different Models of CyberKnife

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cchqnetman
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Does anyone know if there are different models of CyberKnife and what they are?  I am considering it and would like to know what model the facility I am going to be is using.  I think this is a reasonable question.  Any thoughts??

David

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There are various companies that manufacture equipment that delivers SBRT, Cyberknife is one of them. There are others as well, Novalis being one........Suggest that you goggle SBRT.

Swingshiftworker
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Here's a link to a list of currently marketed SBRT devices:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55712/

 

Here's a link to a fairly recent NIH published paper which summaraizes the differences between the major SBRT Technologies:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55723/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55723/pdf/TOC.pdf

Note that the comparisons made are not limited to use of SBRT w/PCa. 

 

The 3 primary manufacturers of SBRT techology are currently CyberKnife (Accuray), Novalis Shaped Beam and Body Gamma Knife.

http://cyberknife.com/

http://www.novalis-radiosurgery.com/clinical/prostate-radiotherapy/

http://www.cmsholdings.com/ourservices/equipment/bgk.shtml

 

There are others (as indicated in the list) but CyberKnife, Novalis and Gamma Knife and the ones I heard about most often when I started looking into this and CK was the one the one that I heard about most frequently.

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cchqnetman
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Thanks.  I will look at these web sites.

 

David

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