Stereotactic radiosurgery at Astera Radiation Oncology treats brain cancer in a single session.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-invasive method of delivering high-dose radiation to a tumor in a single treatment session. SRS is principally used to treat:
- Cancers of the brain that can’t be treated surgically
- Brain tumor beds following surgery
For SRS, trust enhanced accuracy…and experienced leaders.
At Astera Radiation Oncology, our doctors have collectively treated thousands of patients using SRS. Also, our radiation oncologists were among the first in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to begin using Brainlab-based stereotactic radiosurgery. Brainlab is an enhancement in SRS that provides even greater targeting accuracy and better results for our patients. With a single session and extreme precision, SRS can often be delivered with minimal side effects.
How SRS works at Astera Radiation Oncology.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for SRS, you’ll meet with a Astera Radiation Oncology radiation oncologist and a neurosurgeon. If it’s determined that SRS is the best course of treatment, you’ll have a special MRI scan. Prior to your SRS treatment, we combine these MRI images with CT images using our Brainlab technology.
These scans and the fusion process ensure precise anatomical visualization of the tumor, which is key to the precision of the treatment plan created by the radiation oncologist, neurosurgeon, and physicist. SRS does not require hospital admission, and most people return home the same day.