Clinical Review of 6D Setup and Monitoring for Spine SRS Treatment
Amol Ghia, MD, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center presents his clinical review of 6D setup and monitoring for spine radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. He begins by presenting a case in which a patient with BRAF+ melanoma was treated with radiosurgery for spine metastases. He then speaks more generally about SRS for spine metastases versus treating with conventional radiotherapy or open surgery. He discusses the key elements of SRS, which are conformal treatment (intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)) and precise targeting (patient immobilization and target localization) as well as planning considerations.
About the speaker
Amol Ghia, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Associate Professor and Director of Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SSRS) in the Central Nervous System (CNS) Service of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC).
Dr. Ghia treats patients with primary as well as metastatic disease of the brain and spine using advanced radiation tools such as Gamma Knife, proton radiation and image-guided stereotactic radiation personalized to an individual patient’s clinical case. Spine stereotactic radiosurgery is an emerging non-invasive ablative treatment option alternative to surgery for patients with disease in the spine.
As Director of the Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery program, he oversees the clinical and academic operations of the SSRS program which includes serving as the Principle Investigator of two randomized institutional trials.
He is also the CNS Section Director for MDACC Network Sites providing quality management for CNS radiation treatments at our International and Partner Sites.
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Local Disease Control for Spinal Metastasis Following 'Separation Surgery' and Adjuvant Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Spine SRS for the New Era of Healthcare
Local Disease Control for Spinal Metastases Following “Separation Surgery” and Adjuvant SRS
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