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What is stereotactic radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment for brain tumors, such as meningiomas. In stereotactic radiosurgery, low-dose radiation beams penetrate the brain from different angles. The dosage is low enough to ensure that the healthy brain tissue the beams pass through receive minimal exposure, but significant enough to shrink or kill the tumor at the point where the beams meet — at the tumor site. The radiation dosage depends on the type and size of the tumor and is customized for each patient. Stereotactic radiosurgery is safer and more effective than traditional radiotherapy.

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