- Preparation: On the day of your treatment, please arrange a ride home. Avoid coffee or caffeine products at least two hours before treatment. Unless advised differently, take medications as prescribed. Wear comfortable clothing, but no jewelry. You may bring an MP3 player to listen to during treatment.
- What to Expect: Because the treatment is painless, no sedation or anesthesia is required. You will remove your shoes and lie on the treatment table to be fitted with your custom mask or body mold. As treatment begins, the image guidance system periodically takes X-Ray images and compares them to data from the CT, MRI, or PET scan. This enables the CyberKnife® to accurately target the treatment area even if you make slight movements. The entire procedure lasts 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case.
- Additional Treatments: If your physician has prescribed multiple treatments, return appointments will be scheduled—typically daily or every other day.
- Follow-up: On the last treatment day, you will be scheduled for follow-up imaging so your physician can examine the results of your radiosurgery treatment.
If you or someone you know is interested in the revolutionary benefits of the CyberKnife®, call 832-355-4343. Physician referral is not required. Our staff is available to discuss your insurance options.