History of Stanford CyberKnife

The original CyberKnife was developed at Stanford by John Adler, MD, where the first patient was treated in 1994.

The prototype unit was used between 1994 and 2001. The CyberKnife was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) in 2001, and the first FDA approved CyberKnife was installed at Stanford in October, 2001. Stanford opened its second CyberKnife in October of 2006 (the first institution in the world to have two CyberKnife units in operation).

View a video on CyberKnife Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery and an interview with neurosurgeon Steven Chang, MD.

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