Medical Physics Seminar – Monday, March 21, 2011
Enhancements to CyberKnife SRS/SBRT
James M. Hevezi, Ph.D., FACR/FAAPM (guest of Dr. Bhudatt Paliwal)
ACR Board of Chancellors, Chair - Commission on Medical Physics, Director of Medical Physics at CyberKnife Center of Miami, Florida
Location: 1325 (HSLC) Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705
The Accuray CyberKnife robotically controlled radiosurgery system has been in operation for about 7 years now. The system has its own upgrade path and is part of the service contract customers purchase. Company improvements have included bone density image guidance, Synchrony respiratory motion tracking, fiducialless lung lesion tracking over the years of clinical operation. As clinicians have worked with the system, other enhancements have been suggested. We have made several enhancements in San Antonio and Miami which include, Synchrony QA, introduction of a new patient support pad allowing more latero-posterior beams to be used and design of a small water tank scanning system for SRS/SBRT beam data collection. These enhancements will be described along with a brief history of the clinical use of the robotically controlled planning & treatment system.