Photon radiosurgery: A clinical review

M. R. McKenzie, L. Souhami, E. B. Podgorsak, A. Olivier, Jean-louis R Caron, J. G. Villemure

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Abstract

The term radiosurgery has been used to describe a variety of radiotherapy techniques which deliver high doses of radiation to small, stereotactically defined intracranial targets in such a way that the dose fall-off outside the targeted volume is very sharp. Proton, charged particle, gamma unit, and linear accelerator-based techniques appear to be equivalent from the standpoint of accuracy, dose distributions, and clinical results. However, capital and operating costs associated with the use of linear accelerators in general clinical use are much lower. Radiosurgery has an established role in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and acoustic neurinomas. Interest in these techniques is increasing in neurosurgical and radiation oncological communities, as radiosurgery is rapidly assuming a place in the management of several other conditions, including craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, and selected malignant lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-221
Number of pages10
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Radiosurgery
Photons
Particle Accelerators
Radiation
Hospital Distribution Systems
Craniopharyngioma
Acoustic Neuroma
Arteriovenous Malformations
Meningioma
Protons
Radiotherapy
Economics
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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McKenzie, M. R., Souhami, L., Podgorsak, E. B., Olivier, A., Caron, J. R., & Villemure, J. G. (1992). Photon radiosurgery: A clinical review. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 19(2), 212-221.

Photon radiosurgery : A clinical review. / McKenzie, M. R.; Souhami, L.; Podgorsak, E. B.; Olivier, A.; Caron, Jean-louis R; Villemure, J. G.

In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1992, p. 212-221.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

McKenzie, MR, Souhami, L, Podgorsak, EB, Olivier, A, Caron, JR & Villemure, JG 1992, 'Photon radiosurgery: A clinical review', Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 212-221.
McKenzie MR, Souhami L, Podgorsak EB, Olivier A, Caron JR, Villemure JG. Photon radiosurgery: A clinical review. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1992;19(2):212-221.
McKenzie, M. R. ; Souhami, L. ; Podgorsak, E. B. ; Olivier, A. ; Caron, Jean-louis R ; Villemure, J. G. / Photon radiosurgery : A clinical review. In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1992 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 212-221.
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