Critical Structures and Tolerances for Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Phillip Wall, Matthew S. Susko, Steve E. Braunstein, Lijun Ma

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) allows for precise delivery of ablative radiation doses to intracranial targets. Often delivered as a single fraction, but inclusive of treatments of up to five fractions, SRS relies on fundamental principles of physics and radiobiology in order to deliver safe and effective treatments. Understanding these principles, and the factors involved, is critical to protecting the normal brain, optic pathway, auditory apparatus, and other structures. In this chapter we provide a comprehensive review of the normal tissue tolerances for single fraction SRS, in order to better inform treatment decisions and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781000514353
ISBN (Print)9780367765422
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


Dive into the research topics of 'Critical Structures and Tolerances for Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this