University Hospital Cologne
Cyberknife Center (253165)
Specialized in: oncology
The Cyberknife Center is equipped with the state-of-the-art radiation device, which can irradiate benign and malignant tumors of the head and body. The director of the center is Prof. Dr. Simone Marnitz-Schulze.
The Cyberknife consists of a compact linear accelerator mounted on an automatic manipulator that directs numerous high energy beams of rays to a specific area of the body. Only the focus of all beams in the target leads to a destruction of the tumour tissue. The tumour spread can be determined by means of fluoroscopy and infrared sensors.
The Cyberknife Center provides the most effective treatment of small tumors and 1-5 cm lesions located deep in the skull or in the face, chest or abdominal cavity. Therefore, high resolution images (CT, MRI and sometimes PET), which should be available already when preparing for the therapy, play an extremely important role.
Brain and spinal cord:
- Brain metastases (max. 3-4 metastases)
- Acoustic neuromas
- Pituitary adenomas
- Glomus tumours
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Inoperable intraspinal tumors, etc.
- Recurrences of ENT tumours
- Peripheral, inoperable lung cancer
- Central carcinoma without lymph node metastasis and bronchus infiltration
- Lung metastases (max. 2-3 metastases)
- Inoperable, well-defined pancreatic cancer
- Liver metastases (max. 3 metastases)
- Single or pre-irradiated spinal metastases and spinal tumours
- Abdominal recurrent tumors and single lymph node metastases in the pelvis, etc.
- Cologne, Germany