Multi-staged robotic stereotactic radiosurgery for large cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

@article{Ding2013MultistagedRS,
  title={Multi-staged robotic stereotactic radiosurgery for large cerebral arteriovenous malformations.},
  author={Chuxiong Ding and Timothy D. Solberg and Brian A Hrycushko and Paul M. Medin and L. Anthony Whitworth and Robert D. Timmerman},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={452-6}
}
PURPOSE To investigate a multi-staged robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) delivery technique for the treatment of large cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The treatment planning process and strategies to optimize both individual and composite dosimetry are discussed. METHODS Eleven patients with large (30.7 ± 19.2 cm(3)) AVMs were selected for this study. A fiducial system was designed for fusion of targets between planar angiograms and simulation CT scans. AVMs were contoured… CONTINUE READING