Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI 02903
Rhode Island Hospital has the state's only CyberKnife Radiosurgery System. Patients like Ingrid Coddington enjoy a fast, precise course of treatment and a speedy recovery. Watch Ingrid tell her story
CyberKnife can be used to treat benign and malignant tumors, as well as certain other non-cancerous conditions, anywhere in the body. It delivers beams of high-dose radiation with extreme accuracy, which offers new hope to patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors.
Its robotic design allows surgeons to manipulate the system to focus radiation to the shape of each tumor, effectively targeting the tumor and avoiding the surrounding healthy tissue. Due to this precision, CyberKnife can administer larger and more accurate doses of radiation over a shorter period of time. Typically, one to five treatments will be required with the CyberKnife system; other therapies typically require six to eight weeks of daily treatment.
The CyberKnife uses image-guidance software to detect any movement by the patient, even motions as miniscule as breathing, and adjust the treatment accordingly. CyberKnife causes very few side effects. In fact, most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following treatment. Other advantages include:
The Radiosurgery Center of Rhode Island, a partnership of Rhode Island Hospital and 21st Century Oncology, is the only center in Rhode Island with the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System for the non-invasive treatment of tumors. The Radiosurgery Center and the CyberKnife are located on the Rhode Island Hospital campus.
For more information about the CyberKnife system, visit www.cyberknifeRI.com.
To schedule an appointment or ask a question, please call us at 1-877-225-7248 or email RCRIinquiries@lifespan.org.