The UCSF SBRT, One of The Most Advanced Technology
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a treatment procedure similar to central nervous system (CNS) stereotactic radiosurgery, except that it deals with tumors outside of the CNS. A stereotactic radiation treatment for the body means that a specially designed coordinate-system is used for the exact localization of the tumors in the body in order to treat it with limited but highly precise treatment fields. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) involves the delivery of a single high dose radiation treatment or a few fractionated radiation treatments (usually up to 5 treatments).
UCSF’s Department of Radiation Oncology faculty offer the most advanced treatments to patients whose cancers range from the relatively common to the most complex and rare in a caring, patient-focused environment. UCSF is at the cutting edge of technology with two state-of-the-art devices;
Both equiped with image-guided devices that provides more accurate, concentrated doses of radiation. Each tracks the location of tumors during breathing and other movement, and delivers radiation with the highest precision.
The two high tech technology can be used to treat the following malignancies:
- Brain tumors
- Spine tumors
- Head and Neck tumors
- Lung tumors
- Liver tumors
- Pancreas tumors