SBRT Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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paris11
paris11 Member Posts: 159
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
Hi my friends,

I dropped in from the Uterine board. Can anyone recommend an outstanding medical center for SBRT? Or better yet an outstanding Rad. for SBRT.

Thanks,

Starfish

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  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,677 Member
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    I Starfish
    You can google

    I Starfish
    You can google about SBRT and get the name of instituitions, maybe closer to you. Here are some sites known to be excellent in SBRT;
    http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/index.page
    http://www.indiana.edu/~ocmhp/011802/text/protonintro.html
    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm
  • paris11
    paris11 Member Posts: 159
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    I Starfish
    You can google

    I Starfish
    You can google about SBRT and get the name of instituitions, maybe closer to you. Here are some sites known to be excellent in SBRT;
    http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/index.page
    http://www.indiana.edu/~ocmhp/011802/text/protonintro.html
    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

    VascodaGama Thank you.
    Indiana is my neighbor. I'll check it out.

    Best of luck to you.

    Starfish
  • mrspjd
    mrspjd Member Posts: 694 Member
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    paris11 said:

    VascodaGama Thank you.
    Indiana is my neighbor. I'll check it out.

    Best of luck to you.

    Starfish

    SBRT
    Star,
    I am aware of two manufacturers that provide SBRT medical equipment. One is Varian, the makers of Novalis TX. The other is Accuray, the manufacturer of CK, or CyberKnife. While both deliver SBRT, there are slight differences between the two brands/manufacturers (such as the real time tracking system). I believe both are equally good, however, the skill is in the dosimetrist and rad onc doing the pre tx planning. A search of any of the terms above with your search engine should give you some info as far as accredited tx centers, be they specialized centers or large teaching university hospitals, that use SBRT, i.e. stereotactic body RT, for tx of certain cancers.
    Best,
    mrs pjd
  • paris11
    paris11 Member Posts: 159
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    mrspjd said:

    SBRT
    Star,
    I am aware of two manufacturers that provide SBRT medical equipment. One is Varian, the makers of Novalis TX. The other is Accuray, the manufacturer of CK, or CyberKnife. While both deliver SBRT, there are slight differences between the two brands/manufacturers (such as the real time tracking system). I believe both are equally good, however, the skill is in the dosimetrist and rad onc doing the pre tx planning. A search of any of the terms above with your search engine should give you some info as far as accredited tx centers, be they specialized centers or large teaching university hospitals, that use SBRT, i.e. stereotactic body RT, for tx of certain cancers.
    Best,
    mrs pjd

    mrspjd thank you


    "The skill is in the dosimetrist and rad onc doing the pre tx planning." I agree. I am looking for WORLD CLASS.

    I will let everyone know my decision and reason for decision.

    Best to all,

    Starfish
  • mrspjd
    mrspjd Member Posts: 694 Member
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    paris11 said:

    mrspjd thank you


    "The skill is in the dosimetrist and rad onc doing the pre tx planning." I agree. I am looking for WORLD CLASS.

    I will let everyone know my decision and reason for decision.

    Best to all,

    Starfish

    starfish
    One more resource you may find useful for researching your questions is a CK sponsored Q&A forum with several threads on uterine & ovarian cancers & CK. (Keep in mind that this site may be biased toward CK.)

    http://www.cyberknife.com/search.aspx?searchtext=uterine

    Hope this is helpful.