Stereotactic body radiation therapy enables extreme precision for treating cancer.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a highly specialized technique of radiation therapy where high doses of radiation are delivered to tumors with extreme precision over just 1 to 5 daily sessions (as opposed to the 4 to 8 weeks of daily treatments).
At Astera Radiation Oncology, we use SBRT most often to treat early stage lung cancer as well as tumors of the spine, liver, adrenal glands, and other organs.
Our radiation oncologists custom-design the positioning and treatment delivery to your individual needs to minimize movement of the treatment target. We use specialized molds and casts to prevent movement. With SBRT, multiple beams of radiation are delivered to the tumor through a variety of different pathways to the target. We take CT scans or X-rays to precisely determine the target’s location, shape and size and to plan the different treatment delivery pathways (called “fractions”). While we deliver the full dose to the tumor, each pathway to the target receives only a small fraction of the total dose.
SBRT has been proven to be highly successful in treating early stage lung tumors and is an option for patients who are looking to avoid surgery or those who are not eligible for it.
At Astera Radiation Oncology, our radiation oncologists are highly trained, highly experienced and nationally known specialists with a reputation for leadership in treating cancer with radiation. We perform SBRT at our American College of Radiation Oncology-accredited treatment facility in Monroe Township, NJ as well as four of our satellite locations…with the compassion and dedication for which we’re known.