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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 99-106

Brain metastases treated with CyberKnife and TomoTherapy: A report of three cases


Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital of China Medical University, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, Shenyang, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Xia Li
No. 44 Xiaohe Yan Road, Dadong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/glioma.glioma_23_22

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This study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of CyberKnife (CK) versus TomoTherapy for the treatment of brain metastases (BMs). Three cases of BM treated at our hospital – two with CK and one with TomoTherapy – were compared and analyzed. Both treatments showed good therapeutic effects, but CK was more effective. No radiation-related adverse reactions were observed in the three patients. It is concluded that both CK and TomoTherapy can effectively control target lesions by allowing a higher dose in a single treatment while minimizing damage to surrounding normal brain tissue. This can reduce the total number of treatments needed, improve the prognosis of patients, and save medical resources.


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