Prepare for Your Cyberknife Visit
CyberKnife Radiosurgery (CK) technology is amongst the most accurate
delivery systems for treatments with high doses of radiation. These
treatments are generally given within one to five sessions, depending on
the patient's needs. Each treatment session may last up to two hours.
Before your first day of treatment, you will need to come to BIDMC for a
number of appointments. The purpose of these appointments is for the
treatment team to gather the needed information on your condition and to
prepare you for your treatment. A nurse from the CK program will coordinate
all your appointments, help you throughout the treatment process, and
answer questions. It may take up to two weeks to schedule all the needed
appointments. The CK nurse will contact you once your appointments are
We understand that waiting for your appointments and your CK treatment can
be difficult. Please be assured that your CyberKnife health care team will
be available to you throughout this process.
These guidelines are provided for information about your upcoming
appointments and your CyberKnife treatment.