Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical, radiation-based brain tumor treatment offered at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Primarily used to treat cancers of the brain and skull base, this treatment allows our neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to destroy abnormal cells with an exceptionally high level of precision. And, because stereotactic radiosurgery helps spare surrounding tissues from radiation exposure, it allows our treatment team to deliver higher doses of radiation to a tumor, which typically translates to fewer treatment sessions overall.
Stereotactic radiosurgery relies on a combination of advanced technologies, including:
- 3D image-based planning systems that provide exact information about the size, shape and positioning of a tumor within the body
- Pre-treatment simulation systems that allow a patient’s treatment team to refine his or her treatment plan prior to delivery
- Powerful, high-energy beams that deliver ionizing radiation or Gamma rays to the tumor
- Real-time imaging guidance that allows the treatment to be instantly adapted to target the tumor throughout treatment
Several different medical professionals are involved in this process. At Moffitt, some of the most experienced physicists, dosimetrists, radiologists, radiation oncologists and radiation therapists in Tampa work collaboratively to administer highly individualized stereotactic radiosurgery. This team also offers several other advanced forms of radiation therapy, including 3D CRT and IMRT, with treatment recommendations tailored to the exact diagnosis of each patient.
Referrals are never required to consult with Moffitt’s experienced treatment team. To learn more about stereotactic radiosurgery, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online.