Understanding CyberKnife: What is a Linear Accelerator?

The CyberKnife is made up of several components that function together to ensure patients receive treatment quickly and efficiently.
One of the most important parts of the CyberKnife machine is the linear accelerator. The linear accelerator is the highly advanced machine inside the CyberKnife system that generates high-dose radiation beams.

Attached to CyberKnife’s highly maneuverable robotic arm, the linear accelerator precisely focuses radiation to target tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy and minimizesÊradiation exposure to healthy tissue. Read more about CyberKnife here.

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