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Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
What Are the Benefits of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)?
Stereotactic radiosurgery is utilized to deliver a single large dose of radiation to certain tumors arising within the brain/skull or spreading from other sites to the brain.
Utilizing CT based imaging in conjunction with high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), SRS is able to safely and effectively deliver high-dose, ablative treatments within the brain. Traditionally, SRS has required the use of a head frame to ensure sub-millimeter precision. More recently with the use of IGRT, more rigid immobilization masks and in some cases, surface rendering technology, we can now avoid an unnecessary and uncomfortable step using an immobilization frame in the majority of patients and offer frameless stereotactic radiosurgery.