Comparison Gamma Knife to CyberKnife
Gamma Knife versus CyberKnife
Setting the Record Straight
Competition to treat benign and malignant brain lesions, vascular malformations, and functional conditions with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has increased dramatically in recent years. All-in-one systems like the Accuray’s CyberKnife are aggressively positioning themselves as being comparable to the Leksell Gamma Knife® in effectiveness and efficiency.
As one of the earliest and most experienced Gamma Knife centers in the world, we at the University of Virginia wish to address the competing LINAC based technologies such as Cyberknife.
Gamma Knife surgery is the gold standard for the treatment of intracranial pathology. Its clinical efficacy has been documented across nearly four decades, with more than 400,000 cases treated worldwide providing the data for 2,000+ publications in peer-reviewed medical literature. It is used as the performance standard against which other technologies (such as CyberKnife) are measured.
Perhaps the easiest way to state our case is to compare, point for point, the Gamma Knife with the CyberKnife.