Sterotactic Radiosurgery/Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SRS/SBRT)

Stereotactic Radiosurgery – Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SRS-SBRT)


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Radiation therapy is rapidly evolving, resulting in innovative treatment options. As an expert in radiation therapy, the Cancer center utilized this advanced therapy of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS).  SRS is not actually surgery, but the use of large doses of radiation to destroy the tumor tissue in the brain.  Beams of radiation are aimed directly at the tumor.  This is all done with extremely accurate targeting of the tumor with the use of image-guided linear accelerator.  

 It is most commonly used in the treatment of brain or spinal tumors and brain metastases from other cancer types.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), treats tumors that lie outside the brain and spinal cord. Because these tumors are more likely to move with the normal motion of the body this motion is taken into account with our stimulator.  The Philips simulator at the Cancer Center is quipped to be a 4D simulator.  The added dimension takes motion into account.  SBRT is an innovative treatment for tumors found in the lung, liver,  prostate, pancreas and certain other parts of the GI tract.  

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