STANFORD RADIOSURGERY PROGRAM
The Stanford Radiosurgery Program consists of Neurosurgeons, Radiation
Oncologists, and Physicists working together to develop innovative
stereotactic radiosurgical technology and techniques for treating
tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, spinal
cord, and spine. The program has received world-wide recognition
for its development of the Cyberknife
, a frameless image guided robotic radiosurgical system.
The Cyberknife extends the accuracy of stereotaxy to frameless treatments
and to other parts of the body.
Drs. Steven Chang, John Adler, and Peter Heilbrun work with Dr.
Iris Gibbs of the Department of Radiation Oncology to focus on the
development, implementation, and clinical testing of minimally invasive
surgical tools for treating brain and spinal tumors. These include
both stereotactic radiosurgery and image-guided intraoperative surgical
navigation. They also conduct clinical studies of multi-modality
therapy for complex intracranial vascular malformations using embolization,
microsurgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Dr. David Martin provides technical support and developmental impetus
for the entire radiosurgical effort. His current research interests
focus on frameless stereotactic radiosurgery, integration of 3D
Angiography within the radiosurgical treatment planning system,
and innovations in computer assisted intra-operative surgical navigation.
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