Article Abstract

Minimal late effects of stereotactic body radiation therapy for spine metastases years post treatment

Authors: Samuel T. Chao, Mihir Naik

Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers high doses of radiation in 5 or fewer sessions or fractions. To do this safely, inherently it has to minimize dose to the surrounding normal tissue through very conformal and accurate delivery which have been developed and refined over the last decade.