Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery

High-Precision, Non-invasive Treatment of Solid Tumors

  • Harun Badakhshi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Premises and Context

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Radiosurgery for Benign Brain Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
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  4. Radiosurgery for Cancer and Its Metastases

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      Pages 133-133
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-260

About this book


This book provides the reader with a detailed update on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in patients with lesions of the brain and other parts of the body. The aim is not simply to explain the application of SRS and document its value with reference to the author's own clinical experiences and other published evidence, but also to contextualize the technology within a new strategic concept of cancer care. When embedded within an appropriate conceptual framework, technology becomes pivotal in changing therapeutic strategies. A new paradigm that is increasingly impacting on clinical practice is the oligometastatic state, on the basis that long-term survival might be achieved in patients with a low volume and number of metastatic lesions. This book accordingly addresses the value of SRS in patients with oligometastases of solid tumors to the brain, lung, spine, and liver. In addition, it examines the use of SRS in patients with diverse brain lesions, early-stage stage lung cancer, liver cancer, and early-stage prostate cancer. Readers will be persuaded that SRS, using cutting-edge imaging technologies to deliver precisely targeted radiation therapy, represents an exciting non-invasive procedure that holds great promise for the present and the future of cancer care.


Curative Oncology High Precision Medicine High Precision Radiotherapy Image-Guided Cancer Therapy Image-guided Radiosurgery Oligometastatic Cancer Palliative Oncology Targeted Radiotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Harun Badakhshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyCharité School of MedicineBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39187-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39189-2
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Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology