Stereotactic radiosurgery is a form of radiation therapy that delivers a high dose radiation to a small, specific area. The treatment is also known as stereotactic radiation therapy.
Stereotactic radiosurgery uses high energy X-ray beams to shrink or manage the tumor by destroying the cells or by disrupting the cells from growing. This therapy is different from traditional radiation therapy as stereotactic radiation therapy more effectively excludes the surrounding healthy tissues and organs so that side effects are minimized.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is available at Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center.