Medical physics principles of radiosurgery.

  title={Medical physics principles of radiosurgery.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Simon and Françoise Desmedt and Bruno Vanderlinden and Thierry Gevaert and Christophe Vandekerkhove and Anne-Sophie Grell and Marc Levivier},
  journal={Progress in neurological surgery},
Beside basic physical notions such as ionizing radiation, beam production and beam characteristics, this chapter will focus on two major principles that should always be considered in a radiosurgery procedure: conformity and selectivity. Those parameters are influenced by different physical beam properties, by the type of beam delivery device and by the way the dose is delivered. Conformity and selectivity should be evaluated for each treatment with the help of some specific indices, i.e… CONTINUE READING

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