Fox Chase Buckingham Experiences

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2365 Heritage Center Drive
Furlong, PA
215-794-2700
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The information in this section is for physicians and other medical professionals. If you are a patient, ask your physician about treatment options at Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham, or at the main Fox Chase Cancer Center campus.

CyberKnife® :

  • An advanced SRS/SRT system
  • Image-guided computer controlled robotic linear accelerator
    • 6 mV photons
    • 800 MU/min
  • Produces multiple precisely targeted radiation beams
    • Iris or fixed collimators
    • 12 diameter/aperture sizes (5-60 mm)
  • Used for intracranial and extracranial radiosurgery
  • Submillimeter accuracy for stationary
    targets
  • Less than 1.5 mm accuracy with tumor tracking capability for moving tumors

CyberKnife® Flow

  • No rigid head or body frame required
  • Intracranial cases
    – Aquaplast mask
  • Extracranial cases
    – Vac-Lok bag + lung board (if necessary)
  • Target tracking
    – Spine cases
  • Supine, Spine tracking; or Prone, Spine tracking with Synchrony
    Fiducials, only if severe bone loss or spinal instrumentation
    – Lung cases
  • Lung tumor tracking, if tumor size larger than 1.5 cm and not blocked by bony structures
    Fiducials tracking, for small tumor
    – Prostate
  • In tempo + fiducials
    – Other Soft-tissue tumors
  • Fiducials or spine tracking if close to spine and min tumor motion

CyberKnife® Patient Setup

  • No rigid head or body frame required
  • Intracranial cases
    – Aquaplast mask
  • Extracranial cases
    – Vac-Lok bag or alpha cradle cast
    – Spine →  fiducials only if severe bone loss or spinal instrumentation
    – Lung → lung board + synchrony vest +/- fiducials
    – Adrenal → Synchrony vest + fiducials
    – Prostate → In tempo + fiducials
  • Soft-tissue tumors →  fiducials or spine tracking if close to spine and min tumor motion

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