There are several ways to perform stereotactic radiotherapy. We use either Gamma Knife, Cyberknife or we use Linear Accelerators like Elekta Versa HD.

This is a machine that is really well developed. And all radiotherapy can be done whether it is conventional or stereotactic radiotherapy with the same machine. As you see, machine can move in this direction with the table or as you can see like this. During treatment, the machine makes a turn like this. For each patient, we use a special mask that is prepared only for that patient. Thus, stereotactic radiotherapy lasts about 10-15 minutes.

What’s the difference?

With the Gamma Knife or Cyberknife, stereotactic radiotherapy for either the brain or the lung, lasts about 40 minutes or 1 hour. With this machine here, we perform the same treatment in 10 or 15 minutes. For example, stereotactic radiotherapy for the prostate. It is a therapy that lasts a little long but with Elekta Versa HD we perform the same treatment in a very limited time. It is very important for the patient who suffers from cancer. Because the more patients have problems with pain, the more they can’t stay long on the table. And that’s why the Elekta Versa HD is highly ideal for stereotactic radiotherapy.

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