© 2011

Shaped Beam Radiosurgery

State of the Art

  • Antonio A. F. De Salles
  • Alessandra Gorgulho
  • Nzhde Agazaryan
  • Ben Slotman
  • Michael Selch
  • Aaaron J. Burwick
  • Raymond Schulz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio A. F. De Salles
      Pages 3-10
    3. Ben Slotman
      Pages 11-15
    4. Steve Tenn, Nzhde Agazaryan
      Pages 17-36
    5. Javad Rahimian, Joseph C. T. Chen, Michael R. Girvigian, Michael J. Miller, Rombod Rahimian
      Pages 37-46
    6. Matthias Fippel
      Pages 47-59
  3. Cranial Radiosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Antonio A. F. De Salles, Alessandra A. Gorgulho
      Pages 77-88
    3. Alessandra A. Gorgulho, Jason S. Hauptman, Antonio A. F. De Salles
      Pages 89-101
    4. Yves Lazorthes, Jean Sabatier, Jean-Albert Lotterie, F. Loubes, Pierre-Yves Borius, Emmanuelle Cassol et al.
      Pages 103-112
    5. Winston W. Lien, Joseph C. Chen
      Pages 113-125
    6. Michael Selch
      Pages 127-138
    7. Naren Ramakrishna
      Pages 139-148
    8. Changhu Chen
      Pages 149-157
    9. Moon-Jun Sohn, Dong-Joon Lee, C. Jin Whang
      Pages 159-169
    10. Edward Melian, John Leonetti, Douglas Anderson, Vikram Prabhu, Anil Sethi
      Pages 171-179
    11. Yoshimasa Mori
      Pages 181-191
  4. Functional Radiosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193

About this book


Novalis® Shaped Beam Radiosurgery has set new standards by delivering highly precise radiation treatments to tumors anywhere in the body through the use of a proprietary multileaf collimator. By shaping the radiation beam to the exact contours of the tumor or lesion, Novalis permits maximum dose delivery to the entire tumor while protecting healthy tissue; this makes it eminently suitable for the treatment of irregularly shaped tumors. Novalis features 360° gantry rotation, stereoscopic kV X-ray imaging, and 6D robotic patient positioning. Dose delivery is typically achieved through fixed conformal beams, dynamic conformal arcs, and IMRT, and most brain treatments do not require an invasive head frame. This book provides a complete guide to radiosurgery treatments with Novalis. After a thorough discussion of the clinical and technical basis for Shaped Beam Radiosurgery, current clinical applications are considered in detail, including brain, body, skull base, and spinal tumors as well as arteriovenous malformations. Careful consideration is also given to future developments and applications, including new technologies that promise to offer even more accurate treatments. This state-of-the-art book will appeal to a wide audience of physicians and their multidisciplinary clinical and technical collaborators.


Hypofractionation Radiosurgery (SRS) SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy) Shaped Beam Stereotactic

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio A. F. De Salles
    • 1
  • Alessandra Gorgulho
    • 2
  • Nzhde Agazaryan
    • 3
  • Ben Slotman
    • 4
  • Michael Selch
    • 5
  • Aaaron J. Burwick
    • 6
  • Raymond Schulz
    • 7
  1. 1.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Neurosurgery and RadiationUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA Medical Center, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.David Geffen School of Medicine, Dept. Radiation OncologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4., Department of Radiation OncologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamNetherlands
  5. 5.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.BrainLAB, Inc.WestchesterUSA
  7. 7.Shaped-Beam RadiosurgeryVarian Medical Systems, Inc.Palo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Shaped Beam Radiosurgery
  • Book Subtitle State of the Art
  • Editors Antonio A. F. De Salles
    Alessandra Gorgulho
    Nzhde Agazaryan
    Ben Slotman
    Michael Selch
    Aaron J. Burwick
    Raymond Schulz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-11150-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42823-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-11151-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Surgical Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“This text is both an atlas and monograph concerning the use of radiosurgery in brain tumors, functional disorders of the CNS, and Vascular Neurosurgery. … I recommend this book to all who are involved in neurosurgery, rad onc, and radiation physics.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, May, 2014)