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Techniques of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

  • Chris Heller
  • Cheng Yu
  • Michael L. J. Apuzzo

Abstract

Stereotactic navigation and radiosurgery share a rich history highlighted by innovative minds, technological advances, and clinical success. Although the two concepts are in many ways intimately joined, radiosurgery could not exist without a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of stereotaxis. Just as the original concept of radiosurgery was a natural, albeit inspired, application of the ideas of stereotactic navigation, advances in radiosurgery over the years have largely been preceded by innovations in stereotaxy.

Keywords

Target Localization Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Dose Planning Charge Particle Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Heller
    • 1
  • Cheng Yu
    • 2
  • Michael L. J. Apuzzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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