Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a noninvasive procedure that delivers high dose radiation to specific targets in the brain. This technique is used to treat both benign and malignant brain tumors, but it can also be used to treat vascular malformations and trigeminal neuralgia. With this technique, we are able to deliver a high dose of radiation to our target but minimize any dose to the surrounding brain areas. SRS can often be treated in a single fraction, though sometimes up to five fractions are appropriate in certain cases. SRS can be delivered using a variety of different techniques, including both with traditional linear accelerators and gamma knife radiosurgery.
Innovative Applications at UVA
UVA was one of the first gamma knife facilities in the United States, being first established in 1989. We have decades of experience with SRS and our clinicians and physicists are world-renowned. Read more about some of the innovative research being done at UVA.