Physicians Specialized in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – Radiosurgery at Community Hospital Long Beach

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – Radiosurgery

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"Stereotactic" in Greek means "movement in space" and refers here to the way your radiation oncologist locates the tumor or target of a radiation dose by means of a 3-D coordinate system. A stereotactic method of surgery was first developed for brain surgery, but now advanced technology enables the use of similar techniques for lung, liver and spine tumors. SBRT differs from conventional radiotherapy because it kills the tumor in a few potent doses while delivering little radiation to the surrounding healthy tissue.