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Radiation Oncology Services

About CyberKnife®

CyberKnife® is a precise form of radiation therapy that administers high energy x-rays to treat tumors of the:

CyberKnife is also available for treating benign or malignant lesions throughout the spine, including:

CyberKnife has been used successfully to treat lesions in people who are otherwise not candidates for surgery or for lesions that are not amenable to open surgical techniques.

CyberKnife for Spinal Surgery

Patient receiving CyberKnife treatment

Patient receiving CyberKnife treatment.

Using CyberKnife to treat spinal tumors allows precise targeting of effective doses of radiation, while minimizing risks of spinal cord injury.

Consisting of a lightweight, linear accelerator mounted on a robotic arm, CyberKnife:

The constant adjustment allows the machine to compensate for small movements during treatments, providing the maximum precision necessary for spinal surgery.

Who provides CyberKnife treatment at ?

The Mary Hillman Jennings Radiation Oncology Center at UPMC Shadyside is recognized as a top treatment site for the overall use of CyberKnife — both in the U.S. and the world.

And, it's been recognized as a top treatment site for the overall use of CyberKnife — both in the U.S. and the world.

To refer potential candidates for CyberKnife radiosurgery, call 1-855-SRS-FACT for: