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Muhammad Harith bin Abdul Malik D20091034906

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RADIATION IN MEDICAL Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereota ctic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) 4/4/12 .

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)  What is stereotactic radiosurgery and how is it used? equipment is used? What Who will be involved in this procedure and who operates the equipment? 4/4/12 .

its name. SRS is a non-surgical procedure that delivers precisely4/4/12 targeted radiation at much higher doses  Despite . Now the principles developed for cranial SRS are also being used to treat cancer in other parts of the body in a procedure called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).What is stereotactic radiosurgery and how is it used?  Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly precise form of radiation therapy initially used to treat tumors and other abnormalities of the brain.

SRS and SBRT technologies:  three-dimensional rely on several imaging and localization techniques that determine the exact coordinates of the target within the body to immobilize and carefully position the patient  systems  highly focused gamma-ray or x-ray beams that converge on a tumor or abnormality 4/4/12 .

Stereotactic radiosurgery and SBRT are important alternatives to invasive surgery. especially for patients who are unable to undergo surgery and for tumors and abnormalities that are:  hard to reach close to vital organs to movement within the body  located  subject 4/4/12 .

What equipment is used? Gamma Linear Proton Knife accelerator (LINAC) beam or heavy-chargedparticle radiosurgery 4/4/12 .

computerized radiation 4/4/12 . delivery. dose planning.Gamma Knife Gamma Knife radiosurgery involves four phases: placement imaging of the head frame. of the tumor location.

therapy nurse. radiation medical dosimetrist.Who will be involved in this procedure and who operates the equipment? The treatment team is comprised of a number of specialized medical professionals. radiation therapist. radiation physicist. typically including a oncologist. radiation 4/4/12 .

feel or hear the x-rays. One exception is that some patients who are having treatments to the brain may see flashes of light while the machine is on. even with their eyes closed. In general you will not be able to see. . There is no pain or discomfort from the actual treatment.What will I feel during and after the procedure? Radiosurgery 4/4/12 treatments are similar to having an x-ray.

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