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You received stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), or radiotherapy. This is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-power x-rays onto a small area of your brain or spine.
After you go home, follow your health care provider's instructions on how to care for yourself. Use the information below as a reminder.
Radiological Society of North America website. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=stereotactic. Updated May 28, 2019. Accessed October 6, 2020.
Yu JS, Brown M, Suh JH, Ma L, Sahgal A. Radiobiology of radiotherapy and radiosurgery. In: Winn HR, ed. Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 262.