stereotaxic radiosurgery

A type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor. It is used to treat brain tumors and other brain disorders that cannot be treated by regular surgery. It also is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Also called stereotactic radiosurgery, radiosurgery, and radiation surgery.

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