There is no other single text resource in which the totality of evidence for stereotactic radiosurgery in the central nervous system is presented. This book will save physicians significant amounts of time by summarizing the massive volume of primary literature into an easily referenced text. -- World Neurosurgery
This is certainly an excellent resource for residents training in radiosurgery or for those with a neuro-oncology or functional neurosurgery interest. -- Young Neurosurgeons News
This is an excellent reference text for any resident or practicing physician who wants to better understand intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery. -- YNC Newsletter (Young Neurosurgeons News)
Many of the plates are in color, which enhances the text and makes viewing the dosing easier than in black-and-white images. The chapters are easy to read, current, and contain good references from excellent sources. -- ANJR
This second edition is written by renowned experts in neurosurgery, neurology, physics, and radiation oncology, many of whom are pioneers of radiosurgery. Throughout more than 30 detailed chapters, the authors share their vast expertise on this highly precise, minimally invasive form of radiation therapy.
The first few chapters lay a foundation for understanding the differentiations in types of SRS technology: Leksell Gamma Knife, Novalis, Linac and Proton Beam Radiosurgery, and Cyberknife, followed by an explanation on the physics and radiobiology of SRS. The remaining chapters provide a detailed discussion of all pathologies and disorders currently treated.
- Radiosurgical procedures for a wide range of intracranial conditions/diseases including arteriovenous malformations, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, trigeminal neuralgia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, ocular disorders, pediatric brain tumors, and gliomas.
- Important updates on skull base tumors, functional disorders, and brain metastases.
- Evidence-based findings covering indications, patient selection, benefits, limitations, outcomes, potential complications, and alternative treatment modalities.
This updated reference tool is an invaluable, comprehensive guide to current concepts in SRS. It is a must-have resource for neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, and medical physicists, from residents to advanced clinicians.