COVID-19 UPDATE: All elective surgeries and procedures have been postponed. See our visitor policy. If you think you have symptoms, call your doctor for a video visit before going to one of our locations. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Information Center or call our Hotline: 1-844-444-CV19 (1-844-444-2819).

AVISO SOBRE COVID-19: Todas las cirugías y procedimientos electivos han sido retrasados. Vea nuestra normas para visitas. Si cree que tiene síntomas, llame a su médico para una visita por vídeo antes de acudir en persona a uno de nuestros centros. Si desea más información, por favor visite nuestro Centro de Información del COVID-19 o llame a nuestra Línea Directa: 1-844-444-CV19 (1-844-444-2819).

Espanol
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Home >  Cancer (Oncology) >  Services and Treatments >  Radiation Oncology >  External Beam Irradiation >  Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Print

Services and Treatments

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

At Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is used to deliver radiation to a tumor using special equipment to position patients with precise accuracy.

SBRT is used for treating tumors that are present in the body, outside the brain and spinal cord. SBRT is suited for treating small isolated tumors in the organs such as cancers in the liver or lungs. These tumors are more difficult to target accurately since they are more likely to move along with the normal motion of the body. Therefore, the total radiation dosage is divided into smaller doses which are given over several days in order to avoid damaging normal tissue with a single high dose of radiation.