Where do I go to get a stereotactic radiosurgery done?

Radiation Centers. Stereotactic radiosurgery refers to the procedure where a few (3-5) doses of high-dose very-precise radiation can be used to treat certain cancers in the brain, lungs, liver, etc. This option is not avaliable at all radiation centers and specailized machines like the cyberknife are often used. It is best to discuss with your treating doctors to check the results with the center in your area.

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Has anyone done stereotactic radiosurgery for a brain tumor?

Yes. Stereotactic guidance for brain surgery is commonly performed. Similar guidance for radiation therapy is less available. Read more...
Yes. This is a common approach in many centers when there is one relatively small lesion (or sometimes a few localized lesions). Read more...

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...
Non surgical . Radiation is directed to the brain by passing the radiation beams through a lead helmet fitted with many holes to precisely target the area needing treatment. Read more...
Focused radiation. Have you ever burned a leaf on a hot summer's day using a magnifying glass? Radiosurgery is a lot like that, but even more so, because if focuses radiation from all different directions. Cyberknife radiosurgery is particularly cool in that it can follow your tumor during treatment and can actually follow your tumor if your tumor moves. Read more...

What is cyberknife® stereotactic radiosurgery?

Targeted radiation. Cyberknife® is an entirely new approach to stereotactic radiosurgery because it can deliver targeted radiation to anywhere in the body, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal tissue. It offers all of the advantages of radiosurgery, but without the need for a metal head frame. With sub-millimeter accuracy, cyberknife® can be used to treat tumors, cancers, vascular abnormalities and more. Read more...
One of many. Cyberknife is one of the many products out there that deliver focused radiation, mostly for tumor treatment. Similar to things like the gamma knife, it delivers radiation to the target while minimizing spillover to normal surrounding structures with great accuracy. Read more...
Like magic :) Have you ever burned a leaf on a hot summer's day using a magnifying glass? Cyberknife is a lot like that, but even more so, because if focuses radiation from all different directions. Cyberknife is also particularly cool in that it can follow your tumor during treatment and can actually follow your tumor if your tumor moves. Read more...

Is stereotactic radiosurgery effective on cavernous malformations?

Not very. Comments I have been able to find suggest that radiosurgery is not very effective for treatment of cavernous malformations. Read more...
Still debated. There is a lot of data that suggests that cavernous malformations are not effectively treated by stereotactic radiosurgery. Surgery is the preferred treatment for cavernous malformations that are accessible. There are some reports that some cavernous malformations may be stabilized by stereotactic radiosurgery, that is their tendency to bleed may be attenuated. Read more...

Could stereotactic radiosurgery work for cavernous malformation?

Radiosurgery. A controversial subject as historically radiosurgery was not effective on cavernous malformations and not recommended. There have been some recent papers suggesting an effect might be possible but there are no definitive answers yet for this form of treatment. Read more...

Can stereotactic radiosurgery work for cavernous malformation?

Absolutely. Please see this published, peer-reviewed abstract for a good summary of what i think our current understanding of the role of radiosurgery in the treatment of cavernous malformations is: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/24093575 good luck with your decision. Read more...

Does stereotactic radiosurgery work for a cavernous malformation?

Yes. Generally speaking, abnormal blood vessels formation such as cavernous malformation or aterio-venous malformation can be treated with surgery, embolization or stererotactic radiosurgery (srs). Intracranial lesions are risky because bleeding from those can cause stroke or even death. Srs with gamma knife or linear based external srs are both effective. Contact neurosurgery and radiation docs. Read more...

Can you tell me about stereotactic radiosurgery for a brain tumor?

Certainly. Have you ever burned a leaf with a magnifying glass on a hot summer's day? That is how radiosurgery works. It focuses radiation from all different angles onto the tumor, making the dose of radiation to the tumor very high while making the dose of radiation to surrounding normal tissue very low. Radiosurgery is best for tumors with a low risk of spreading. Read more...