Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly targeted technique for planning and delivering radiation therapy. It is used to deliver high doses of radiation per treatment, allowing for fewer treatment sessions. SRS is used for specific cases, being smaller lesions in the brain. The treatment time for an SRS treatment is 15-40minutes and is used in conjunction with image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) techniques to ensure the accuracy of treatment delivery (see details for IGRT below).
The Radiation Oncologist will assess the suitability for SRS on a case by case basis.