Treatment of brain tumors with external beam radiation therapy has been an area of intense research over the past several decades. Through clinical research, conducted on patients, much has been learned about how to appropriately use radiation therapy for various types of brain tumors. External beam radiation therapy is a valuable component of therapy for nearly all brain tumors; treatment can be delivered to any part, or all, of the central nervous system. The goal of radiation therapy is to get a high enough dose of radiation into the brain to kill the cancer cells while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue from damage. Several different radiation therapy techniques have been developed to accomplish this. Depending on the location, size and type of your tumor, you may receive one or a combination of these techniques.
Dr. Sperduto and his treatment team will work with you to determine which treatment and how much radiation is best for you. With Dr. Sperdutos and his teams expertise, along with the use of state of the art equipment, they are able to provide patients with the best of care. For information on treatment modalities available, click on links below.
> Gamma Knife
> Stereotactic Radiosurgery
> Linear Accelerator Stereotactic Radiosurgery
> Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery
> Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
> 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
> Conventional Radiation Therapy