Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, is a type of radiation therapy that precisely targets a tumor with high doses of radiation by using several beams of various intensities aimed at different angles.

Guinness World Record holder for the tallest man, Sultan Kosen, underwent image-guided radiation therapy at the University of Virginia Medical Center to stop a tumor stop causing the overproduction of growth hormones in his pituitary gland. Photo by Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Feature | March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012 – The current Guinness World Record holder for the tallest man, Sultan Kosen, won't be posting new...

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

Case Study | March 14, 2012

Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85% of cancer patients in the United States.1 Agnesian HealthCare...

RT Patient Positioning: Precision Makes the Difference

This Protura positioning system is set up for an SBRT treatment, which requires precise positioning.

Feature | March 14, 2012 | Mary Beth Nevulis

Radiotherapy (RT) as a way to treat cancer is growing as a field, now that its accuracy has been improving. One...

Feature | January 31, 2012 | Helen Kuhl

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) emerged as a new way to treat patients in the late 1990s and garnered...

News | January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012 — Accuray Incorporated, a radiation oncology company, announced publication of a study...

Feature | November 23, 2011

Five leading cancer institutions are taking part in the first multi-institutional Phase II study of hypofractionated...

21st Century Oncology has treated more than 80 prostate cancer patients using a method of SBRT with a Varian linear accelerator and Calypso tumor localization system.

Feature | November 23, 2011 | Constantine A. Mantz, M.D.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an investigational radiotherapy modality for the treatment of...

News | October 24, 2011

 

October 24, 2011 – Cancer experts from around the world gathered in Berlin to hear about advances in...

News | October 20, 2011

Oct. 20, 2011 — The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a nonprofit organization of medical professionals dedicated to...

News | September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011 — The CyberKnife Coalition announced that more than 500 men have been enrolled in the first...

News | August 04, 2011

August 4, 2011—The first multi-institutional study evaluating a new form of radiation treatment for prostate cancer...

News | July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011 — Accuray Inc. announced the installation of the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system at five...

This is an example of a treatment plan with three Hybrid-Arcs within a challenging area of the brain, utilizing arc modulation techniques.

Feature | July 18, 2011 | Roberto Spiegelmann, M.D.

The first applications of and even the term radiosurgery were the idea of Swedish neurosurgeon Lars Leksell, which...

The CyberKnife radiosurgery/SBRT system is a noninvasive alternative to conventional surgery for the treatment of many tumors, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney.

Feature | July 18, 2011 | Siavash Jabbari, M.D., Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Hypofractionated radiotherapy regimens are emerging as an effective treatment option for many prostate cancer...

News | July 05, 2011

July 5, 2011 — Cancer patients in Sweden have gained access to fast and efficient radiotherapy treatments with the...

Images (left,1, & below): adoption of SBRT for spinal irradiation to nonspinal bone metastases (2, 4) standard AP/PA (1, 3)

Feature | June 29, 2011 | By Ke Sheng, Ph.D.; Wensha Yang, Ph.D.; David Wilson, M.D.; Siddharth Saraiya, and Paul Read, M.D., Ph.D.

In the United States, approximately 1.53 million people were diagnosed with cancer and more than 569,000 died of the...

News | May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 - Accuray Incorporated announced that 85 percent of European CyberKnife centers are performing prostate...

News | April 05, 2011

April 5, 2011 – The volume of normal brain tissue exposed to radiation during treatment for multiple metastases...

Accuray's Cyberknife

News | March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011 – Two of the most advanced tools for precise radiotherapy-based treatment are now under one roof in...

News | March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 - The prospect of increasing radiation therapy treatment speed using dynamic, arc-based radiation...