Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
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Video: Stereotactic Body Radiation TherapyDr. Michael Payne, a radiation oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discusses Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Dr. Michael Payne, a radiation oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discusses Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
CTCA cancer doctors use a form of radiation therapy called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat tumors in the lungs, liver, pancreas, spine, and other areas of the body with pinpoint accuracy.
Prior to treatment, the technology’s specially designed coordinate system precisely locates the tumor to ensure proper placement of tiny seed-like tracking devices. These seeds track the radiation, and help to spare the surrounding healthy tissues from radiation exposure.
During SBRT, we may use the Trilogy™ system to deliver concentrated, highly focused radiation treatments. Our doctors may deliver a single high dose of radiation, or a few fractionated radiation doses (usually up to five treatments over a period of days).
During SBRT, we can also use the CyberKnife® VSI™ Robotic Radiosurgery System to deliver targeted radiation to a tumor from various angles. The system is able to track the tumor and continually adjust the radiation treatment to account for movement, helping to spare surrounding healthy tissue.
SBRT may be a promising option for patients who are not able to undergo surgery. This technology may also be used to treat medically inoperable tumors or tumors that have recurred after previous radiation treatments.
Advantages of SBRT
- SBRT uses custom mapping with the Trilogy™ system, and a tracking system with CyberKnife®, to account for the patient’s anatomy, breathing, organ and tumor motion.
- SBRT allows us to treat small tumors close to critical organs with less damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
- With SBRT, we can deliver a single high-dose radiation treatment, so patients are often able to complete their treatment in a shorter time than with standard radiation treatment.
- Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
- Brachytherapy (see High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy )
- BrainLAB Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Calypso® 4D Localization System™/GPS for the Body®
- 3D Conformal Radiation
- Contura™ Multi-Lumen Balloon
- CyberKnife® VSI™ Robotic Radiosurgery System
- Deep Tissue Hyperthermia
- External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
- High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
- Intraoperative Ultrasound
- Large Bore CT/RT with Simulation
- Local Hyperthermia
- MammoSite® RTS
- Radiation Therapy
- Radioactive Protectants
- Radioiodine Ablation (see Systemic Radiation Therapy)
- Radiology Information System: All digital, paperless environment and voice recognition diction
- Respiratory Gating
- Robotic Radiosurgery (see CyberKnife® VSI™ Robotic Radiosurgery System)
- Siemens / GE Multi-Modality Workstation
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) / Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery in conjunction with Calypso®
- TomoTherapy® HI-ART
- Total Body Irradiation (TBI)
- Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI)
- Varian Linear Accelerator with SRS, Respiratory Gating, RapidArc® and SBRT
- Varian Linear Accelerator iX with RapidArc®
- Varian Linear Accelerator Trilogy™ with RapidArc®
- Varian® Linear Accelerator TrueBeam®