Interstitial radiation for treatment of primary brain tumors using the Brown-Roberts-Wells stereotaxic system. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brachytherapy
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Stereotaxic Techniques

abstract

  • While techniques and practice of stereotaxic surgery have been available for decades, recent technical and theoretical advances have allowed for a rebirth of this neurosurgical subspecialty. One of the newer applications of this technique is the stereotaxic treatment of malignant brain tumors. This method depends on the CT-guided placement of a tiny coaxial catheter system precisely on target within the tumor area. Radioactive sources in the catheter deliver a precise amount of radiation over a specific time course. The system is then removed. Follow-up of the patients who undergo this procedure continues throughout their lives.

publication date

  • February 1985

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3882903

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 22

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 17

number

  • 1