Dr. Kotecha: Radiation therapy can be delivered to the brain externally through machines, which is called external beam radiation therapy. This is the most common approach or use in radiation therapy and some terms that you may hear that are using this type of treatment are stereotactic radiosurgery. An alternative means of delivering radiation therapy is when radiation is actually implanted into the brain itself, and that is called brachytherapy.
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Brachytherapy 2021 | Shearwood McClelland, Ulysses G Gardner, Yi Le, Sook Kien Ng, Mitesh V Shah, Gordon A Watson. Safety and efficacy of GammaTile intracranial brachytherapy implanted during awake craniotomy [published online September 26, 2021]. Brachytherapy. doi.org/10.1016/j.brachy.2021.08.011.
Brachytherapy 2021 | Ferreira C, Sterling C, Reynolds M, Dusenbery K, Chen C, Alaei A. First clinical implementation of GammaTile permanent brain implants after FDA clearance [published online ahead of print January 21,2021]. Brachytherapy. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2020.12.005.
2020 Georgia Neurosurgical Society Annual Fall Meeting | Andrew B. Boucher, MD; Hui-Kuo Shu MD, PhD; Jeffrey J. Olson, MD; Kimberly B. Hoang, MD. Emory University. Presented at 2020 Georgia Neurosurgical Society Annual Fall Meeting.
SNO Annual Meeting 2020 | L. Rogers, P. Nakaji, E. Youssef, K. Smith, J. Zabramski, T. Thomas, C. Dardis, D. Pinnaduwage and D. Brachman; St Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, GT Medical Technologies, Tempe, AZ.
Cureus 2020 | Peter Nakaji, Kris Smith, Emad Youssef, Theresa Thomas, Dilini Pinnaduwage, Leland Rogers, Garrick Wallstrom, David Brachman. Cureus. 2020;12(11):e11570.
Clinical Neurosurgery | Leland Rogers, MD; Peter Nakaji, MD; Emad Youssef, MD; Kris A. Smith, MD; Joseph Zabramski, MD; Theresa Thomas, MS; Christopher Dardis, MD; Dilini Pinnaduwage, PhD; David G. Brachman, MD; St Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ; Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ; GT Medical Technologies, Tempe, AZ.
SNO 2020 Virtual Conference on Brain Metastases | David Brachman, MD; Peter Nakaji, MD; Kris Smith, MD; Emad Youssef, MD; Theresa Thomas, MS; Dilini Pinnaduwage, PhD; C. Leland Rogers, MD; Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ; GT Medical Technologies, Tempe, AZ; St Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.
SNO 2020 Virtual Conference on Brain Metastases | Nelson S. Moss, MD; Brandon Imber, MD; Kavya Prasad, MS; Bae Chu, MPH; Arun Goel, MD; David Aramburu-Nunez, PhD; Michael Bellamy, PhD; T. Jonathan Yang, MD; Atif Khan, MD; Laurence Dauer, PhD; Gilad Cohen, MS; Kathryn Beal, MD; Viviane Tabar, MD.