Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that operates by directing highly focused beams of ionizing radiation with high precision to a small target. Stereotactic radiosurgery is often used to slow down the growth of small, deep brain tumors, it can also be used to treat arteriovenous malformations. This form of treatment is particularly appealing when surgery is considered very risky due to the location of the lesion (for example deep seated mass in an eloquent region of the brain) or due to the medical condition of the patient (such as elderly or very sick patients). Radiosurgery can also be used as an adjunct for surgery for the treatment of residual or recurrent disease. Common diseases treated with radiosurgery include metastasis, arteriovenous malformations, vestibular schwannomas, meningiomas...
Sep 10, 2012