Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) uses the same principles as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the brain, but on other areas of the body. Because of the pinpoint accuracy of this technology, SBRT can deliver higher doses of radiation in fewer treatment sessions, with less risk to surrounding healthy tissue. Treatment is delivered in one to five sessions compared to five to eight weeks with other types of external beam radiation treatment. SBRT is particularly effective against small, well-defined tumors in inoperable or surgically risky locations such as the liver or lung.

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