Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a special form of radiation therapy that precisely focuses a high-dose beam of radiation, through the use of a treatment-planning computer system, to a small, localized area of the body. One or several treatments are generally delivered to an area like the brain or spine. SRS is delivered by a team involving a radiation oncologist and neurosurgeon. The advantage of SRS is it delivers the higher dose of radiation to a tumor in fewer number of treatments than traditional treatments. Additionally since it is very precise there is little effect on nearby organs.