Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

Piedmont Hospital launched the first SBRT program in the state of Georgia over 6 years ago. Employing extreme precision, with live real-time CAT scan verification just prior to treatment, large doses of radiation can be delivered to small tumors. For example, SBRT is now a well-established treatment alternative to surgery for a curative treatment of small lung cancers.

Patients sometimes develop 1 or 2 sites of distant metastatic disease after successful treatment of the primary tumor itself, often several years after original treatment has been completed. These tumors are often slow-growing, and sometimes effective treatment can result in cure. Such metastatic lesions are called oligometastases. SBRT can be a highly effective, well tolerated treatment for such lesions that are not operable. Treatment is typically completed in just 1 to 5 visits over a 2-week period. Examples of patients who might benefit include those with spinal, liver, and abdominal lymph node metastasis.

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Our physicians are highly experienced in treating all malignant and benign conditions for which radiation therapy is indicated. If you should have a question about whether or not a particular treatment is offered in our office, please feel free to contact our office by telephone.

 

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