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cyberknife with a metal in body
Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2014 7:03 AM
Joined: 7/5/2014
Posts: 1

My sister has 2 metastatic tumors (right frontal and right temporal) in her brain. twice radiotherapy received, shrunken but not dissapeared, slowly growing again. Can't get an MRI because of metals in her body implanted 30 years ago. Only tomography can be taken as well as PET Scan. Can a patient with a metal in the body, who can not be scanned with MRI be treated by cyberknife?
Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 3:52 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Yes, if the tumors can be seen on CT scan


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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