stereotactic radiosurgery


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Related to stereotactic radiosurgery: Cyberknife, stereotactic biopsy, Stereotactic surgery

stereotactic radiosurgery

n.
Stereotaxis in which tissue destruction is produced by ionizing radiation rather than by surgical incision.

stereotactic radiosurgery

stereotaxic surgery in which lesions are produced by ionizing radiation. Also called stereotaxic radiosurgery. See also stereotactic surgery.

stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiotherapy Radiation oncology A nonsurgical RT technique that delivers numerous narrow, precisely aimed, highly focused beams of ionizing radiation that converge at a specific point–the tumor; SR uses heavy charged particles–protons or helium ions, photons–γ radiation or a linear-accelerator to treat intracranial lesions inaccessible to conventional neurosurgery. See Gamma knife.
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sup][1],[10],[33],[34],[35],[36] In our study, significant pain relief was achieved in all patient groups without obvious adverse effects by using stereotactic radiosurgery.
The new stereotactic radiosurgery treatment will be used on an estimated 120 patients this year, but more than 300 patients every year once the service is fully developed.
Most linear accelerator based machines are used for general radiotherapy, however with special adapters they can be used for Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
11) Chang TC, Shirati H, Aoyama H et al: Stereotactic irradiation for intracraneal arteriovenous malformations using stereotactic radiosurgery or hypofraccionated stereotactic radiotherapy.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a modern technique that precisely delivers a single fraction of radiation to an accurately defined target in the brain.
1) The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the outcomes for brain metastases patients treated with whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
The key to stereotactic radiosurgery is determining the location of the diseased tissue and programming those coordinates into a linear accelerator--the unit that emits the radiation beams.
Among their topics are are managing pain by anesthetic techniques, trigeminal neurostimlation for neuropathic facial pain, stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, intracranial procedures for non-trigeminal neuralgias, and percutaneous computed tomography-guided cordotomy for pain.
According to the company, with its transition to Elekta products and services, The Alliance can now offer its patients the most advanced technologies across the spectrum of radiation therapy, including stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy and brachytherapy.
Radiosurgery is a method for physically treating the nerve using radiation with stereotactic radiosurgery, doctors can focus 192 beams of radiation on a single point.
Keywords: Vestibular schwannoma, Cyberknife, Stereotactic radiosurgery, Stereotactic radiotherapy.
Swedish radiation oncology and neurosurgery systems supplier Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery system was used for the first time in the US on March 1 at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Gamma Knife Center to treat a metastatic brain tumor, the company said.

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