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radiation surgery (RAY-dee-AY-shun SER-juh-ree)

A type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and
precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor. It is used to treat brain tumors and other
brain disorders that cannot be treated by regular surgery. It is also being studied in the treatment
of other types of cancer. Also called radiosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotaxic
radiosurgery.

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