Stereotactic radiosurgery

Alternative Names

Gamma knife; Cyberknife; Stereotactic radiotherapy; SRT; Stereotactic body radiotherapy; SBRT; Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy; Cyclotrons; Linear accelerator; Linacs; Proton beam radiosurgery

Definition of Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-powered x-rays on a small area of the body.

Review

David Herold, MD, Radiation Oncologist in West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/15/2010

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