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:
- Small brain metastases
- Benign brain tumors such as meningiomas, schwannomas, and pituitary adenomas
- Arteriovenous malformations that cannot be removed safely with surgery
- Trigeminal neuralgia
This content was reviewed by UCSF radiation oncologist David Raleigh MD, PhD.