Up to 450 patients in WA are set to benefit from the cancer-fighting CyberKnife device each year, with health minister Kim Hames finalising the acquisition of the multi-million dollar system.
WA will be the only state in Australia to have the CyberKnife, with Dr Hames stating that it is renowned "world over" for its ability to treat some cancers and improve outcomes for some patients.
The CyberKnife could be used to treat patients with head and neck, spine, lung prostate and abdomen cancers, with the device delivering multiple beams of high dose radiation with its robotic arm.
"The CyberKnife is unique because it delivers radiation to a precise area, in larger doses, and in fewer visits," he said.
"It is expected to be delivered to the State Cancer Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in the coming months."
The CyberKnife will be used alongside the five linear accelerators that are already being used to treat patients at the State Cancer Centre.
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