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SBRT Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

paris11
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Joined: Oct 2010

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
Posts: 3234
Joined: Nov 2010

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
Posts: 160
Joined: Oct 2010

Indiana is my neighbor. I'll check it out.

Best of luck to you.

Starfish

mrspjd
Posts: 694
Joined: Apr 2010

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
Posts: 160
Joined: Oct 2010

"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
Posts: 694
Joined: Apr 2010

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.

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