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Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY (SRS) and STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIATION THERAPY (SBRT) are types of radiation therapy treatment. Sterotactic Radiation Therapy can be given using the Cyberknife® system or a Linear Accelerator (Linac).

How is stereotactic radiosurgery different from conventional external beam radiation therapy?

Conventional:

  • Uses a small number of beams to cover a larger area
  • Treatment can last up to 40 days
  • Rigid patient positioning

Stereotactic Radiosurgery:

  • Uses a large number of beams to cover a smaller area
  • Treatment can be completed in 1 to 10 days
  • Rigid patient positioning

The Juravinski Cancer Centre is committed to evaluating shorter and more effective radiation treatments for cancer patients. We look foward to further research into the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to decrease treatment time for patients and provide them with optimal cancer care.

PATIENT REFERRALS: Please visit the Referring Physicians webpage for information on referring your patient to JCC.

CLINICAL TRIALS: Please visit the JCC Clinical Trials Department for actively accruing Stereotactic Radiosurgery clinical trials.

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