Significant evidence emerging in the spinal oncology literature recommends radiosurgery as a primary modality of treatment of spinal metastasis. Improvements in the methods of delivering radiation have increased the ability to provide a higher and more exacting dose of radiation to a tumor bed than previously. Using treatment-planning software, radiation is contoured around a specific lesion with the intent of administering a tumoricidal dose. Combined with a minimally invasive, tumor-load reducing surgery, this advanced form of radiation therapy can provide better local control of the tumor compared with conventional external beam radiation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jul 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine