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Below are some procedures that may be performed prior to your CyberKnife® treatment. Every treatment plan is different and not all of these steps are necessary for every patient. The procedures required as part of your individualized treatment plan, and the order in which they will occur will be explained during your consultation visit.
CyberKnife® treats several different types of malignant and benign tumors and lesions, as well as certain other medical conditions, in virtually any area of the body.
Vascular malformations - an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine. While normal blood vessels carry blood with oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body, vascular malformations carry blood without nutrients.
During CyberKnife® treatment, you will lie comfortably on a treatment table while the machine’s robotic arm moves around you, aiming and firing targeted radiation beams from numerous angles. The cumulative dose of radiation kills tumor cells while minimizing exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue.
CyberKnife® offers important cancer treatment options, especially for patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or those who seek an alternative to conventional surgery or radiation therapy. Because CyberKnife does not require incisions or anesthesia, there also is much less risk for complications than with conventional surgery.
Medical Imaging/Radiology & Lab – We house the region's first 128-Slice CT scanner which performs detailed cardiac imaging of a beating heart, reducing the need for heart-slowing beta-blocker drugs and offering the lowest possible radiation exposure and twice as fast heart images. This state-of-the-art CT scanner includes the widest bore and highest weight limit for the table to better accommodate our bariatric patients.
A woman fighting breast cancer undergoes a state of the art procedure.
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Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is the first in the region to be home to some leading-edge technology — a 256-slice CT (computerized tomography) scanner — hauled in by a special lift. The CT scanner captures sharp, 3-D images of the heart between beats.
With leading-edge, digital medical imaging technology, a highly-trained staff and partnerships with more than two dozen board-certified radiologists, we’re committed to providing the best screenings and diagnoses possible. Our digital imaging system instantly gives specialists secure access to “films” from anywhere in the world.
Community Regional Medical Center’s 56,000-square-foot emergency department is about the size of a football field. It is one of the largest and busiest in the state of California. The emergency department is housed in the state-of-the-art Table Mountain Rancheria Trauma Center.