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Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery: A stereotactic radiosurgery is a procedure that involves focusing radiation on a small part of the body (e.g. small area of brain) to eradicate tumors or other abnormal growths. Radiation oncologists use three-dimensional imaging to target the radiation to a specific area. Radiosurgery is different from radiotherapy, in which low radiation doses are used over several sessions.

Stereotactic radiosurgery: Other Names

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Diseases Associated with Stereotactic radiosurgery

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Stereotactic radiosurgery:

Descriptions of Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery: A radiation therapy procedure that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely deliver a large radiation dose to a tumor and not to normal tissue. This procedure does not use surgery. It is used to treat brain tumors and other brain disorders. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer, such as lung cancer. Also called radiation surgery, radiosurgery, stereotactic external-beam radiation, stereotactic radiation therapy, and stereotaxic radiosurgery.
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: Stereotactic radiosurgery

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