Stereotactic radiation therapy

Stereotactic radiation therapy is a type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely deliver radiation to a tumor. The total dose of radiation is divided into several smaller doses given over several days. Stereotactic radiation therapy is used to treat brain tumors and other brain disorders. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer, such as lung cancer. Also called stereotactic external-beam radiation therapy and stereotaxic radiation therapy.

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* [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db_alpha.aspx?CdrID=44464 Stereotactic radiation therapy] entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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