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Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Radiosurgery (Overview)

Radiation therapy for an intracranial tumor or lesion that only requires one treatment, not several (hypofractionated) or many (standard radiotherapy). Single dose radiation treatment is appropriate only for certain types of tumors and can be accomplished with the advent of extremely high accuracy radiation treatment machines such as gammaknife.


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What is the definition or description of: radiosurgery?

What is the definition or description of: radiosurgery?

Singledose radiation: Radiation therapy for an intracranial tumor or lesion that only requires one treatment, not several (hypofractionated) or many (standard radiotherapy). Single dose radiation treatment is appropriate only for certain types of tumors and can be accomplished with the advent of extremely high accuracy radiation treatment machines such as gammaknife. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
689 doctors shared insights

Radiosurgery (Overview)

Radiation therapy for an intracranial tumor or lesion that only requires one treatment, not several (hypofractionated) or many (standard radiotherapy). Single dose radiation treatment is appropriate only for certain types of tumors and can be accomplished with the advent of extremely high accuracy radiation treatment machines such as gammaknife.


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What's cyberknife radiosurgery?

What's cyberknife radiosurgery?

Radiation treatment: Focused beams of radiation are used with laser like precision to treat a brain condition that otherwise may need brain surgery. ...Read more

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What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

Precise Radiotherapy: Cyberknife is approved for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. See more at: http://www.Cyberknife.Com/. ...Read more

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How effective is radiosurgery for treating glioblastoma?

Depends: This is difficult to answer. Glioblastoma is a very malignant tumor and very difficult to treat. The smaller the tumor the better the chances of "success " in treating the tumor with radiotherapy. Surgery also an option if again it is a small lesion. Unfortunately often times diagnosed at a late stage. ...Read more

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How is cyberknife radiosurgery different from other radiosurgery systems?

How is cyberknife radiosurgery different from other radiosurgery systems?

Robotic Radiosurgery: Cyberknife is the only robotic radiosurgery system fda approved to this date. The robotic nature of the system allows for tracking the tumor during delivery of radiation. Other radiosurgery systems do a good job/similar treating stationary targets (targets in the brain). For tumors outside of brain, other systems often use gating to turn system on/off during delivery of radiation. ...Read more

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What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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How did my avm change after a round of radiosurgery?

Reimaging required: To tell this you would need to have a reevaluation by imaging ( CT or MR most likely). Whether this is done after on or multiple treatments will depend on the plan you and your doctor develop ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is gamma knife radiosurgery?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is gamma knife radiosurgery?

Radiation to tumor: Stereotactic radiosurgery (srs) is precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other abnormal growths in the brain, spinal column and other body sites.Delivers high doses of radiation to tumor with minimal exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Specialists monitor doses to avoid the risk of radiation overexposure.No incision iminimizing infection or bleeding without gen anesthesia. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeons: What is the cost of renting an OR room? What is the cost of Gamma Knife radiosurgery? Need info. for thesis. Thanks.

Call a center: The cost of gamma knife surgery is made up of multiple component of which facility fee is more significant Thus call a medical center with radiosurgery ...Read more

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What is stereotactic radiosurgery?

Radiation treatment: Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical treatment in which high doses of focused radiation beams are delivered from multiple locations outside the body to destroy a tumor or lesion within the body. This procedure does not remove the tumor or lesion. Instead, it destroys tumor cells or stops the growth of active tissue. ...Read more

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