Publication Year: 2009,
A complete resource on state-of-the-art intracranial radiosurgery Written by recognized experts in the fields of neurologic surgery, neurology, physics, and radiation oncology, Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a comprehensive reference for current techniques for radiosurgery of the brain. Following introductory chapters on the relevant history, radiobiology, and neuropathology of radiosurgery, the book provides detailed discussion of radiosurgical procedures for various disease entities, including arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, meningiomas, vestibular and nonvestibular schwannomas, movement disorders, epilepsy, ocular disorders, and brain metastases. These chapters address the benefits and limitations of radiosurgical techniques for each indication and describe the outcomes, possible complications and their management, and alternative treatments.
Highlights: * Review of all currently available treatment systems * Discussion of frame-based versus frameless techniques * Coverage of single and multisession radiosurgery with descriptions of indications and benefits of each approach * More than 100 high-quality illustrations, many in full color * Perspectives from international experts in the field This authoritative textbook will be invaluable to neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, and medical physicists at all levels. It is also a helpful resource for neurologists and other physicians who refer patients for intracranial radiosurgery.show more