A Best-Evidence Approach to Stereotactic Radiosurgery

New York, NY, March 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-surgical procedure used by neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists that delivers precisely targeted radiation at much higher doses than traditional radiation therapy while sparing healthy surrounding tissue. It is an important alternative to invasive surgery, especially for treating patients unable to undergo surgery and for treating tumors and abnormalities that are hard to reach, located close to vital organs, or are subject to movement within the body.

"Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Best Evidence Recommendations," recently published by Thieme, is a comprehensive reference that compiles, synthesizes, and summarizes the most relevant scientific literature on the topic. Each succinct, problem-oriented chapter addresses a different controversy surrounding stereotactic radiosurgery. This book saves physicians significant amounts of time by distilling years of scientific research into sound guidelines that will help them make fully-informed treatment decisions.

All neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and neuro-oncologists, involved in the treatment of patients who may be candidates for stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain and spine will find this book to be an essential decision making guide.

Sheehan/ Gerszten
Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2014
270 pp, 130 illustrations
ISBN: 9781604068412
eBook - Available from ebookstore.thieme.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781604068429

About the Authors

Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FACS, is Alumni Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Peter Carlos Gerszten, MD, MPH, FACS, is the Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit www.thieme.com.
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