Advances in technology for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery.


Journal Article (Review)

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) refers to a single radiation treatment delivering a high dose to an intra-cranial target localized in three-dimensions by CT and/or MRI imaging. Traditionally, immobilization of the patient's head has been achieved using a rigid stereotactic head frame as the key step in allowing for accurate dose delivery. SRS has been delivered by both Cobalt-60 (Gamma Knife) and linear accelerator (linac) technologies for many decades. The focus of this review is to highlight recent advances and major innovations in SRS technologies relevant to clinical practice and developments allowing for non-invasive frame SRS.

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Cited Authors

  • Sahgal, A; Ma, L; Chang, E; Shiu, A; Larson, DA; Laperriere, N; Yin, F-F; Tsao, M; Menard, C; Basran, PS; Létourneau, D; Heydarian, M; Beachey, D; Shukla, V; Cusimano, M; Hodaie, M; Zadeh, G; Bernstein, M; Schwartz, M

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 271 - 280

PubMed ID

  • 19645520

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19645520

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1533-0346

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/153303460900800404


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States