Stereotactic Radiosurgery Techniques and Quality Assurance for Brain Metastases

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Techniques and Quality Assurance for Brain Metastases

The most common intracranial tumors that form in up to 40 percent of all adult cancers over the course of the disease are brain metastases (BMs), a significant cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) was assured of global acceptance by radiation oncologists for the victorious treatment of BMs, noting the weak prognosis of these patients with other therapies, including whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). Furthermore, the rapid introduction of the SRS/FSRT to the routine radiation oncology procedure was incited by other skepticisms on cognitive decline and comparably lower tumor control rates provided by the traditional WBRT. However, the extraordinary differences between the treatment algorithms and the gamma knife, linear accelerator (LINAC), tomotherapy, robotic cyberknife, or proton therapy-based SRS treatment planning systems allow the administration of SRS/FSRT severely stressful. On that basis, the present chapter intended to provide an intensive layout of the requisite standards of the SRS/FSRT procedures from the initial patient fixation to the final quality assurance steps of guaranteeing the system quality and effective delivery of the prescribed dose.

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Erkan Topkan
Department of Radiation Oncology, Baskent University Medical Faculty, Adana, Turkey.

Ahmet Kucuk
Mersin City Education and Research Hospital, Radiation Oncology Clinics, Mersin, Turkey.

Sukran Senyurek
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Duygu Sezen
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nulifer Kilic Durankus
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Eyub Yasar Akdemir
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Yucel Saglam
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Yasemin Bolukbasi
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Berrin Pehlivan
Department of Radiation Oncology, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Ugur Selek
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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