Novalis radiosurgery for metastatic spine tumors.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

It is logical to anticipate that the field of spinal radiosurgery will evolve in a fashion similar to that seen for intracranial radiosurgery. Given the frequency of various pathologic entities that affect the spine, including those that have proven to be largely intractable to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy (eg, sarcomas), and the serious clinical, economic and quality-of-life consequences of paraplegia, radiosurgery offers new hope as an adjuvant or primary therapy. The meticulous application of well-designed investigations of relevant clinical outcomes will be critical to the appropriate and effective use of this technology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rock, JP; Ryu, S; Yin, F-F

Published Date

  • October 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 509

PubMed ID

  • 15450885

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-3680

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States