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Stereotactic Radiotherapy Surgery

Stereotactic Radiosurgery or SRS

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a radiation therapy that is non-surgical and used to deliver precisely-targeted radiation which can avoid delivering to healthy tissue.

When is Gamma Knife a Treatment Option?

The decision to use a Gamma Knife is dependent on not only where the tumor is but the specific characteristics of the tumor, including how sensitive it will be to radiation treatment, as determined by the radiation oncologist.

While the Gamma Knife is sometimes used as a follow up to conventional surgery, in other cases the location of the tumor itself may rule out standard surgical treatment altogether. For areas of the brain where standard surgical treatment is not advisable or even possible, the Gamma Knife can be a lifesaver.

Unlike conventional radiation therapy which is delivered over a course of many treatment “fractions”, Gamma Knife treatment is delivered in a single fraction, a treatment called Stereotactic Radiosurgery or SRS.

Visit the Karmanos website to learn more on the Gamma Knife as a form of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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