Radiosurgery is a type of radiation therapy used to treat tumors, usually brain tumors, which can not be surgically removed. For the first time in the region, using the most powerful and safest radiotherapy device TRILOGY, this type of radiation therapy is available at Acibadem Sistina.
Powerful and precise
In radiosurgery, tumor is treated with a single fraction of a high radiation dose, which is directly aimed at the target tumor without damaging the healthy tissue. This type of therapy destroys the tumor DNA so that tumor cells can no longer expand and develop. Radiosurgery is the only therapy for brain tumors localized in inaccessible places in the brain which not be removed with a surgery.
How is the treatment implemented?
In order for the treatment to be implemented, the patient's head is immobilized (fixed) thus providing a fixed position during treatment. CT simulation is performed at the same time in order to locate the tumor. During treatment the accelerator rotates around the patient, delivering high doses of radiation in the area previously and precisely marked by the team of specialists, including a radiologist, an oncologist and a neurosurgeon.
In which cases is radiosurgery used?
Radiosurgery is commonly used in the treatment of brain tumors that are located in inaccessible areas or that can not be surgically treated. Also,radiosurgery is used in the treatment of some benign changes in the brain such as arteriovenous malformations. The results obtained with this treatment are identical to the results of a neurosurgical treatment. The doctor determines which patient can undergo radiosurgery. The decision depends on the type, size and location of the tumor to be treated.
Which tumor types can be treated with TRILOGY radiosurgery?
Small tumors can be treated with this technology, using single high dose radiation. Healthy tissues are protected from the radiation side effects to the highest level. The patient comes to the hospital, recieve single therapy and can continue with the normal daily activities after the treatment. According to world statistics,radiosurgery with TRILOGY has a great success in treating patients who were treated with this method.