Hematology and Oncology Book


Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Aka: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Cyberknife
  1. See Also
    1. External Beam Radiation Therapy
  2. Indications: Non-operable tumors
    1. Spine tumors
    2. Localized Lung Cancers
  3. Mechanism
    1. Robotic guidance of high-dose radiation
  4. Protocol
    1. Tumor Localization
      1. MRI or CT Scan used to locate the tumor
      2. Skin markers or rigid body frame used to direct radiation
    2. Dose: Up to 2 hours per treatment
    3. Robotic arm with linear accelerator
      1. Delivers dose split in 3-5 fractions
      2. Arm rotates around patient

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