Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) are forms of radiation therapy. They are where we deliver high doses of radiation to small targets within the brain

We use Stereotactic Radiosurgery and SRT for tiny lesions in the brain, which may be cancerous (malignant) or not cancerous (benign). We use SRS and SRT for both cancers originating in the brain (primary brain cancers) and cancers spread from elsewhere in the body (secondary brain cancers). 

Your Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) treatment 

Getting referred 

Please speak with your doctor to decide if SRS and SRT are the right treatments for you. 

The day of your treatment 

  1. Come into our Melbourne radiation therapy site. 
  2. We use a special head frame to prepare you for your treatment. This frame helps you stay very still during treatment. You can then keep your position exactly as you need to. You will not need anesthetic or surgery – the treatment is a noninvasive procedure. 
  3. We will deliver a high dose of radiation. We can also reduce the radiation on the surrounding healthy brain tissue. 
  4. If your treatment is SRS, we will complete it in less than an hour. 
  5. If your treatment is SRT, we will complete it over several sessions, each taking about 30 minutes. 

The Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) Team 

We plan and deliver SRS and SRT at our Melbourne radiation therapy site. 

A team of specialists will plan and deliver SRS including:  

  • radiation oncologists 

  • radiation therapists  

  • medical physicists 

  • your neurology specialists.  

A range of other professionals will support you. These professionals will include nurses and allied health practitioners. We have a long history of treating SRS, and our experience is extensive. We use a sophisticated treatment machine. This machine incorporates the latest technology. It also lets us offer you the best possible care. 

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