Author Topic: CyberKnife vs. Linac  (Read 2937 times)

Warm_in_MN

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CyberKnife vs. Linac
« on: October 04, 2009, 10:00:15 am »
Hi everyone,

Can somone(s) help me determine the difference between CK and Linac treatments?

Greatly appreciated!!

Bob

AN 2.2cm x 1.6cm right side.  Diagnosed 9/09.  CyberKnife treatment at St. Joseph's Hospital St. Paul MN 11/09.  Single Sided Deaf (SSD) Living with Trigeminal Neuralgia since 06/13

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Re: CyberKnife vs. Linac
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 07:42:29 pm »
I think that CK is a form of LINAC (linear accelerator), but more advanced with robotic technology and simultaneous imaging. Traditional LINAC treatments are fractionated over weeks, but CK typically involves 3 or 5 sessions. This is my understanding, but it may not be accurate. Can anyone else chime in?

Marianna
GK on April 23rd 2008 for 2.9 cm AN at Toronto Western Hospital. Subsequent MRIs showed darkening initially, then growth. Retrosigmoid surgery on April 26th, 2011 with Drs. Akagami and Westerberg at Vancouver General Hospital. Graduallly lost hearing after GK and now SSD but no other issues.