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.

A CyberKnife treatment plan for lung cancer.

Feature | September 05, 2012 | Joost Nuyttens, M.D., Ph.D.
The preferred treatment for patients with operable lung cancer is surgical resection. However, many lung cancer...
Feature | August 24, 2012
August 23, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is establishing an in-country subsidiary in South Korea. Varian Medical...

Training at the new International Competence Center.

Feature | August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) officially opened its International Competence Center (ICC) in July...
New Positioning System Facilitates Cancer Treatments

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 | July 24, 2012
Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85 percent of cancer patients in the United States.1 Agnesian...

VMAT reduces treatment times compared to IMRT, since gantry rotation, MLC movement and radiation delivery happen simultaneously, as with the Elekta VMAT above.

Feature | April 03, 2012 | Michael Gensheimer, M.D.; Mark Phillips, Ph.D. and Shilpen Patel, M.D.
In arc therapy, a linear accelerator gantry moves in a continuous arc around the target while delivering radiation dose...

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 reason...
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 demonstrating...
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 localized...
News | October 24, 2011
  October 24, 2011 – Cancer experts from around the world gathered in Berlin to hear about advances in radiotherapy...
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 national...
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 academic...

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 he...

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 patients...
News | July 05, 2011
July 5, 2011 — Cancer patients in Sweden have gained access to fast and efficient radiotherapy treatments with the...