Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic body radiation therapy is used to treat isolated cancerous lesions in the lung, liver, and spinal column. In this type of radiation therapy, the radiation dose can be shaped to curve around sensitive areas, such as the spinal cord, or matched to the shape of a tumor so that healthy surrounding tissue is spared.
The technology is used primarily for well-defined, early stage or small tumors such as those found
With the ability to use extremely high doses of radiation, SBRT can be done in fewer treatments, sometimes over the course of just a few days or a week, depending upon the type of cancer.