Increase awareness of stereotactic
body radiation therapy (SBRT) among the radiation oncology and medical physics communities;
More recently, stereotactic
radiotherapy (SRT) has been shown in the IRay Plus Anti-VEGF Treatment For Patients With Wet AMD (INTREPID) study to preserve vision while sparing injections of anti-VEGF.
Importantly, it will mean Velindre will continue to treat patients in Wales who need stereotactic
radiotherapy, rather than them having to travel to England.
The delivery will include a device for automatic intracerebral microinjection of viral vectors with digital stereotactic
Manon Rhys, from Cardiff, was one of the first patients to receive stereotactic
radiosurgery treatment at Velindre Cancer Centre after she was diagnosed with a benign tumour inside her ear.
Controversies in Stereotactic
Radiosurgery: Best Evidence Recommendations," recently published by Thieme, is a comprehensive reference that compiles, synthesizes, and summarizes the most relevant scientific literature on the topic.
The combination procedure was used in 57 groups of microcalcifications in 48 women, aged 41-79 years, who failed or were unable to have a stereotactic
Only one other report exists describing stereotactic
irradiation specifically for the treatment of a facial schwannoma.
The International Stereotactic
Radiosurgery Society encompasses professionals in a wide range of disciplines concerned with stereotactic
radiosurgery from both theoretical and practical perspectives of the technology, operation, and application.
Neurosurgeons possess rare, important skills and choosing the right stereotactic
systems enables them to expand those skills," said Jim Rose, Elekta vice president of Marketing for the Americas.
By using stereotactic
image-guided techniques, targets can be chosen to treat different symptoms: the ventrointermediate nucleus of thalamus for tremor; the internal globus pallidus for dyskinesia, dystonia, rigidity, akinesia, and tremor; and the subthalamic nucleus for all cardinal symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease, including drug-induced hyperkinesia (secondary to reduced drugs).
radiosurgery utilizes small directed beams of radiation to treat areas that may be inaccessible by conventional surgery or for patients who may be unable to withstand an operation.