Veterinary CyberKnife Cancer Center is excited to announce the installation of a Varian Linear Accelerator for the treatment of pets with cancerous tumors. The linear accelerator (linac) will complement our existing CyberKnife technology in our ability to irradiate many forms of cancer. We will now easily be able to treat incompletely excised skin and SQ tumors, urogenital tumors, superficial head and neck tumors as well as many other types that may not require the precision of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy offered by the CyberKnife.
The protocols we use for linac treatments are quite different than CyberKnife protocols, and some require daily treatments of radiation that span 4 weeks. The cost of linac therapy is also much different, with most treatment regimens ranging 35% to 40% less than CyberKnife.
The addition of the linac will mean that we have the ability to use Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, multi-energy electron therapy as well as on-board imaging and cone beam CT. We will be one of the few hospitals in the US to be able to offer a full complement of radiation capabilities, and the only one to offer a veterinary-dedicated CyberKnife. If you have patients that would benefit from radiation treatment, please contact us at 844-738-2927.