Stereotactic radiation (SBRT)

Stereotactic radiation is a procedure that provides for high-precision (up to a millimeter) treatment of tumors in the brain (intracranial tumors) or in other parts of the body (for example, in the lungs or the liver). High accuracy of irradiation and, as a rule, small target volumes allow maximum protection of healthy tissues located around the tumor.

In order to minimize the safety distance and therefore the area to be treated, various radiological procedures (for example, 4D-CT/MRI/PET) are used to determine the target volume of radiation and organs at risk, and are combined during the development of a treatment plan based on CT. Depending on the size of the tumor, radiation therapy can be performed in one session or includes 3-7 sessions. The effectiveness of radiation is very high, so this method of treatment in certain circumstances can avoid the need for surgical treatment.

This type of therapy usually passes without complications, with the exception of possible light side effects and is well tolerated by patients.



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