separate building within the hospital’s campus, the Cyberknife machine will be
located and installed. The building is soon expected to open its doors to treat
patients, after a long wait. Earlier, the new CT-simulator was acquired
to support the function of the cyber knife sponsored by Egypt Cancer network
The significant advantage of the cyberknife is derived from
its ability to provide the highest standards of patient safety through the
precise and concentrated radiation emission to the malignant tissue while
protecting the surrounded normal tissues during the radiotherapy session.
“Providing a cutting edge
technology in the field of the radiotherapy that insures safety, accuracy and
least number of prescribed sessions to the patient ”, Dr. Azza Nasr,
radiotherapy consultant at CCHE 57357 explaining the significance of the newly
acquired device. Using this machine would drop the number of radiotherapy
sessions given to a patient to five sessions at max compared to the number of
sessions required by traditional radiotherapy
which range from 38 to 42 sessions.
With this new technology, Hospital
57357 is pursuing to use the
power of science and technological
advancements to fight cancer and treat both hospital patients free of charge
and adults from outside the hospital at reasonable costs which contribute
to the hospital’s income for the treatment of the children.
Also, the radiotherapy
department team has set up a rotation work plan to ensure the provision of quality medical care to all
patients, both children and adults.
“With the new machine no
head fixation is needed during the session as the cyberknife arm can accurately detect the
malignant spot while the patient is breathing normally’, Nasr added.
Physicians, physicists, and the
nursing team will be offered two training rounds by specialists that will
enable them to use the device optimally. According to experts in
the field of radiotherapy, the cyber-knife is regarded as an innovative
technology that is capable of achieving similar therapeutic results to those
surgical intervention with the least invasive procedures.