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American Journal of Clinical Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/COC.0b013e31822dfd71
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Stereotactic Body Radiation for the Spine: A Review

Chawla, Sheema MD; Schell, Michael C. PhD; Milano, Michael T. MD, PhD

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Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal metastases are emerging treatment paradigms in the multidisciplinary management of metastases located within or adjacent (paraspinal) to the vertebral bodies/spinal cord. In this review, we provide a brief overview of spine SBRT/SRS indications, technology, planning, and treatment delivery; review the current state of the literature; and discuss the radiobiology, toxicity, and limitations of SBRT/SRS for metastatic disease of the spine.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc


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