Developing a successful stereotactic service

Author(s): Dr Paul Sanghera, Dr Geoff Heyes, Rosemary Simmons

Hospital: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 44, 513, 13-14


In 1998, a stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) service using a modified linear accelerator and fixed BrainLab headframe was established at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). This technique proved effective until 2010 when limitations in the service and anticipated growth led to a comprehensive review. This article outlines the steps taken to develop a higher throughput stereotactic service capable of meeting patient requirements in the contemporary era.

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