How CyberKnife Works

Using image guided technology and advanced robotics, CyberKnife uses sub-millimeter accuracy to target radiation beams and destroy abnormal cells within the body, while sparing healthy cells. 

CyberKnife can be used to treat tumors throughout the body due to its frameless technology that spots the exact shape and location of a tumor while delivering highly concentrated beams of radiation from multiple positions and angles.

CyberKnife is painless. In fact, patients go home the same day and usually go about their normal routine.

You can expect:

  • No Incisions
  • No Blood Loss
  • No Stereotactic Frame
  • No Anesthesia
  • No Pain
  • No Recovery Time

What to Expect

During treatment, patients lie on a bed as a robot arm moves around the body, delivering targeted treatment at multiple angles. While conventional radiation therapy requires 20 to 44 treatments, the CyberKnife System requires only 1 to 5 treatments. 

Depending upon the location of the lesion or tumor, different parts of the body will be comfortably held in place. Slight shifts in position during the course of treatment will automatically be noted by the cameras – ensuring accuracy of the target during the radiation treatment. Your treatment team will be in a separate room during treatment, but you will be able to communicate with them at all times.

Each treatment is planned and delivered by the region's most experienced CyberKnife trained team. Our team of radiation oncologists, surgeons, award-winning Magnet nurses, who are also oncology certified, and a team of dedicated professionals all work towards the same goal—taking care of the person, not just the cancer.

Stories of Inspiration 

To hear stories from patients who have benefited from CyberKnife treatment at Riverview, visit

Care Locations

  • Riverview Medical Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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