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Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a technique that delivers a high dose of radiation to a precise target within the brain. Although SRS is a non-surgical procedure, it is called “radiosurgery” because of its precision.

There are several delivery systems for the administration of stereotactic radiosurgery:

Stereotactic radiosurgery can be used for a variety of conditions, including:


This content was reviewed by UCSF radiation oncologist David Raleigh MD, PhD.