How to Prepare for CyberKnife Treatment

If your doctors have determined you are an appropriate candidate for CyberKnife treatment, here are the next steps you can expect:

  • Testing. In preparation for your treatment, doctors may determine your treatment plan requires a CT scan or MRI prior to your treatment session.
  • Ask questions. If you have any concerns before treatment, feel free to call our CyberKnife nurse navigator or your physician. While the treatment process is simple, it is important that you enter treatment feeling fully educated and at ease.
  • Choose your music! During treatment, you will lie on a treatment table while the CyberKnife’s robotic arm moves around you delivering targeted radiation to your tumor without touching you. During the procedure, you can choose to listen to your own music or choose a station from Pandora. Come prepared with your own playlist or artist you’d like to listen to during your session and relax!

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.