University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany


CyberKnife Center


Simone Marnitz-Schulze

Prof. Dr. med.

Simone Marnitz-Schulze

Specialized in: oncology

The CyberKnife Center of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Simone Marnitz-Schulze has the CyberKnife, one of the most advanced irradiation devices, which enables the precision irradiation of benign and malignant tumours of both head and body. The CyberKnife at the CyberKnife Center of the University Hospital Cologne consists of a compact linear accelerator, mounted on an industrial robot, and emits numerous high-energy radiation beams from different directions on a defined area within the body. Only the focus of all beams in the target leads to a destruction of the tumour tissue. Patient and tumour motion are compensated by means of fluoroscopy and infrared sensors.

The CyberKnife therapy at the CyberKnife Center of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Simone Marnitz-Schulze is the best for treating 1-5cm tumours and lesions, which are deep in the skull and face, chest or abdomen and well demarcated from the surroundings.  Therefore, a prerequisite is a high resolution imaging (CT, MRI or PET), which must be already present during preparation and is complemented for irradiation.

Brain and spinal cord:

  • Brain metastases (max. 3-4 metastases)
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Meningneome
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Glomus tumours
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Inoperable intraspinal tumors etc.

Trunk:

  • 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)
  • Solitary or pre-irradiated spinal metastases and -tumours
  • Pelvic recurrences and single lymph node metastases in the pelvis etc.



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