St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a choice of all the latest External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) technologies, including Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). Because of the pinpoint accuracy of this technology, SRS can deliver higher doses of radiation in fewer treatment sessions, with less risk to surrounding healthy tissue. Treatment is delivered in one to five sessions compared to five to eight weeks with standard EBRT treatment. SRS is effective against small, well-defined tumors in inoperable or surgically risky locations such as the brain and spine.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Benefits
- Radiation therapy treatment that combines 3D imaging with multiple, highly-focused x-rays beamed at the tumor from different angles
- Treatment machines automatically adjust for the motion of your breathing; making sure the beams precisely target the tumor and leave surrounding, healthy tissue untouched
- Particularly effective for treating small, well-defined tumors in inoperable or surgically risky locations such as the brain and spine
- Delivered in one to five treatment sessions; compared to typical five to eight weeks of treatment for standard EBRT