While stereotactic radiosurgery has applied high precision radiation treatment to the brain; stereotactic body radiation therapy takes advantage of the precision of image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to deliver larger radiation doses safely outside the central nervous system.
As a result, extracranial SBRT can range from one to several treatments, but much less than more standard courses of radiation therapy. SBRT is typically utilized of curative intent and routinely used as a treatment option in early stage lung cancer, particularly if surgery may not be possible. It may have emerging roles for liver cancer, pancreas cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and paraspinal tumors. When cure isn’t possible, in selected circumstances SBRT may help relieve symptoms or allow retreatment with radiation.
We currently provide SBRT at all of our locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts: