Gentlemen (and ladies), choose your weapons: Gamma Knife vs. linear accelerator radiosurgery

Volker W. Stieber, J. Daniel Bourland, Wolfgang A. Tome, Minesh P. Mehta

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Abstract

This article compares and contrasts Gamma Knifer radiosurgery with linear acceleratorbased radiosurgery; where appropriate, Cyberknife TM technology is discussed. Topics covered are: positioning of the head (invasive versus non-invasive positioning systems); collimator construction; beam properties; beam arrangements; treatment planning; and issues regarding manpower (including a discussion of patient repositioning during treatment), machine availability, and financial considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalTechnology in Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Cyberknife
  • Gamma Knife
  • Linear accelerator
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Gentlemen (and ladies), choose your weapons : Gamma Knife vs. linear accelerator radiosurgery. / Stieber, Volker W.; Bourland, J. Daniel; Tome, Wolfgang A.; Mehta, Minesh P.

In: Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol. 2, No. 2, 04.2003, p. 79-85.

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