Cyberknife Slashes Cancer Treatment Time

Using traditional radiotherapy to kill lung tumours can be a process that takes up to 30 hospital visits, each involving long sessions of treatment with lots of radioactive overspill. ‘Cyberknife’ is designed to deliver the damage to the cancer faster and more accurately, using X-ray lasers to pinpoint the bad tissue, and taking realtime pictures of the patient to keep track of where it’s working, even as the patient breathes normally.