A Closer Look: The CyberKnife Treatment Room

Our team at CyberKnife Center of Chicago goes through several measures to ensure the treatment experience is safe not only for the patient, but for all those involved. One of the most important aspects of patient safety is our treatment room.

As you receive treatment, there are several ways the treatment room provides a safe environment for you while also protecting others from radiation exposure.

  • Custom design: The treatment room was custom designed for patients in collaboration with a medical physicist, who understands all aspects of the CyberKnife® treatment process to ensure the room meets industry guidelines.
  • Concrete walls: The treatment room walls are made of concrete and lead.
  • Visual communication with patients: Our radiation therapists are able to maintain both visual and voice communication with you throughout treatment to ensure your comfort and safety. Patients are observed throughout the treatment using closed-circuit television and can pause treatment at any time by speaking or waving.

If you have any concerns about patient safety or would like to tour the treatment room in advance of your session, please contact us!