II. Indications: Non-operable tumors

  1. Spine tumors
  2. Localized Lung Cancers

III. Mechanism

  1. Robotic guidance of high-dose radiation

IV. Protocol

  1. Tumor Localization
    1. MRI or CT Scan used to locate the tumor
    2. Skin markers or rigid body frame used to direct radiation
  2. Dose: Up to 2 hours per treatment
  3. Robotic arm with linear accelerator
    1. Delivers dose split in 3-5 fractions
    2. Arm rotates around patient

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