Stereotactic Radiosurgery | Trilogy Radiosurgery

trilogy-radiosurgery-insetStereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Trilogy is the most versatile Stereotactic Radiosurgery technology that exists today. Unlike other radiosurgery platforms, Trilogy offers image-guided technologies via its onboard imager, together with sub-millimeter precision.  The physicians at Advanced Radiation Centers are leaders in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spine using Stereotactic Radiosurgery with the Trilogy SRS system.

What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)?

Stereotactic Radiosurgery, or SRS, is a non-invasive medical procedure, which uses highly focused beams of radiation to treat various benign and malignant conditions. Advanced Radiation Centers is proud to be the first site on Long Island to have a Trilogy Stereotactic Radiosurgery Linear Accelerator, a highly advanced technology for the treatment of tumors. Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a cancer-fighting technique, which utilizes very small and highly directed radiation beams to target tumors within the brain and spine and other sensitive areas of the body.

The word, Stereotactic, or “stereotaxy” comes from the Greek word meaning movement in space. This technique makes use of a three-dimensional coordinate system to locate small targets inside the body in which to perform some action using radiation or surgery. For example, if not using radiosurgery, neurosurgeons can use stereotactic surgery to target and remove or biopsy lesions within the brain. Stereotactic Radiosurgery is used primarily to treat cancers or benign lesions in the brain, spine and central nervous system. Since lesions in the brain are immediately adjacent to very delicate and important nerves and sensitive tissue, this procedure allows the Radiation Oncologists at Advanced Radiation Centers to use “pencil-thin” beams to target lesions using specialized high-precision radio surgical devices to deliver high dose radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy.

By using Stereotactic Radiosurgery, higher doses of radiation can be given with each treatment since the threat of collateral damage to neighboring tissues is minimized. The precision of SRS treatments with Trilogy is unmatched. Its pinpointed technology allows the cancer-destroying doses of radiation to zero in on a tumor within a very small area while leaving normal tissue right next to it virtually untouched. SRS is very effective for treating tumors of the brain, spine, and other parts of the body, especially those near sensitive tissue.