We perform two cutting-edge types of stereotactic radiosurgery:
- Frameless Stereotactic Radiation
When stereotactic radiation was first developed, it required a metal frame attached to the patient’s skull by pins, which could not be removed for the duration of treatment. We provide frameless stereotaxy using an advanced delivery system that allows us to pinpoint the correct treatment area by making minute adjustments in our equipment. This allows our patients to receive the most accurately-directed dose of radiation for tumors of the head and neck without the discomfort of an attached frame.
- Full-body Stereotactic Radiation
We are one of only a few centers in New England to provide full-body stereotaxy to treat tumors throughout the body, particularly those close to the spine, heart or other critical areas. This form of radiation is also frameless, allowing targeted treatment to all areas of the body.