Decompressive Radiosurgery of Metastatic Epidural and Spinal Cord Compression


Samuel Ryu, MD, Direct of the Center for Radiosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit discusses decompressive radiosurgery of metastatic epidural and spinal cord compression. He begins by giving an overview of spine radiosurgery at Henry Ford, as well as his experience with epidural compression in spine metastases treatment. He then presents the cases and results of a Phase II study completed on its efficacy.


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Good afternoon. Actually, our hospital's Spine Tumor Board just finished 2:00 Wednesday. We also have weekly tumor boards. I will elude that at our slide here. Just to show how we are surviving, I think you're surviving the same like this. This is Metro Detroit, how competitive it is. Its radius is about less than 20 miles. You have everything on the market here. When you extend it 25 to 30 miles, you have some more coming up in CyberKnife. CyberKnife is coming off here too. And we are setting one more Novalis Tx radiosurgery center in our West Bloomfield...

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