Evaluation of stereotactic techniques for serial or concomitant treatment


Wenyin Shi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia discusses his institution’s evaluation of stereotactic techniques for serial or concomitant treatment of brain metastases. He begins by giving an overview of brain metastases and how radiosurgery (SRS) is becoming the standard of care for their treatment. He then examines Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS software and compares its results with Gamma Knife plans before evaluating stereotactic techniques, specifically concomitant treatment techniques as compared with serial treatment.


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So, as we all know that radiosurgery for brain metastases has become a very busy practice for our specialty. And brain metastases has become more and important health problem for our patient because the incidence keep increasing. And at least 20% to 40% of cancer patient ultimately will develop brain metastases. And because we have more successful systemic therapy and improvement than other treatments, our patients survival keep increasing. And also, we have much more advanced imaging techniques with advanced high resolution MRI scan, so we're really seeing a different patient population, we're picking up brain metastases much earlier, but...

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