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.

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 appears...

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...
Cranial Immobilization System Receives CE Mark
News | January 31, 2011
January 31, 2011 – A patient-specific cranial immobilization system has received the CE mark. The Fraxion head frame,...
News | December 28, 2010
December 28, 2010 — While many clinicians around the world have adopted radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer,...
News | November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), a major university hospital in Lausanne,...
News | November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 — The Vero stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) system offers dynamic tumor-tracking and advanced...

Elekta Symmetry

News | September 27, 2010
September 27, 2010 — Several products for image guidance, digital control, field shaping and respiratory motion...
Feature | September 20, 2010
There is yet no straightforward way to determine the optimal dose level and treatment schedules for high-dose...
Feature | September 20, 2010
September 20, 2010 – There is yet no straightforward way to determine the optimal dose level and treatment schedules...
News | July 21, 2010
July 21, 2010 – While four in 10 clinicians use frameless radiosurgery exclusively to treat cranial indications, user...
News | May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010 - Stereotactic radiosurgery using gamma knife is a safe and effective option for selected children with...
News | May 04, 2010
April 4, 2010 - Each year, Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons care for more than 2,200 patients with brain...
News | April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 - New approaches to image-guidance and motion management are making it possible to successfully target...
Technology | April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 - Tracking tumor motion is one of the biggest challenges in radiation therapy. Gating is of the most...
Technology | April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010 - One of the biggest challenges in radiation therapy is delivering the dose without damaging...
Technology | April 08, 2010
April 8, 2010 - Lung tumors have been among the most challenging radiation therapy targets because the patient's...

Elekta Axesse SBRT linear accelerator.

News | April 06, 2010
April 6, 2010 - The three-year survival rate for patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) was 55.8...