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 scheduled.

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.