Radiosurgery is defined as the use of high-dose ionizing radiation for precise and total destruction of a chosen target, avoiding concomitant or delayed harm to adjacent tissues. The three types of radiations include gamma rays (GammaKnife) by Cobalt-60, X8 rays using linear accelerator (LINAC) system, and charged-particles generated from synchocyclotron. Recommendations: Based on current evidence, radiosurgery has proven benefits as the treatment of certain brain metastases, vestibular schwannomas, meningiomas, and some skull base tumors. Conclusion: This review describes the current recommendations for use of radiosurgery for intracranial pathologies. Radiosurgery is a relatively newer modality in the developing country of Pakistan. Much work is needed to increase awareness and promote its use as and when indicated.
Shallwani, Hussain; Tariq, Sohaib; and Bari, Muhammad E
"Radiosurgery: current recommendations for intracranial lesions and practices in pakistan,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 9
, Article 9.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol9/iss2/9