New resource on robotic radiosurgery

3 November 2005

Sunnyvale, Calif, USA. The CyberKnife Society Press has published Robotic Radiosurgery - Volume 1, which it claims is the most extensive and well-documented publication ever created on the topic of robotic stereotactic radiosurgery.

The first in a series, this hardbound book features the state-of-the-art in clinical experiences and research of over 100 authors and editors covering stereotactic radiosurgery. Topics covered include introductory sections on history, physics, and radiobiology followed by comprehensive sections on the central nervous system (CNS) and non-CNS applications covering a wide range of clinical targets. The impressive list of authors includes radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, and other surgical specialists, as well as technologists, professors, physicists, and engineers.

The 428-page book contains 33 chapters filled with extensive figures, tables, and approximately 1,000 references on the beneficial effects of radiosurgery on brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, prostate, and more. "The chapters within this book represent the collective effort of a diverse group of CyberKnife users who have come to share a common vision of a noninvasive surgical future," states John R. Adler, Jr., M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and President of the CyberKnife Society. "And at the core of this vision is the simple notion that very precise radiation enables one to cross a threshold of therapeutic possibilities."

"This is more than just a resource for stereotactic radiosurgery," says John Kresl, M.D., Director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center at St. Joseph's Hospital & Barrow Neurological Institute. "It's a glimpse into the future of this technology from some of the brightest clinical minds in a broad range of disciplines."

The Robotic Radiosurgery book was co-edited by such industry luminaries as Dr. Richard Bucholz, Director of Neurosurgery at St. Louis University School of Medicine; Dr. Gregory Gagnon, CyberKnife Program Director, Department of Radiation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center; Dr. Peter Gerszten, Department of Neurological Surgery and Radio Oncology at University of Pittsburgh; Dr. John Kresl, Director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center at St. Joseph's Hospital & Barrow Neurological Institute; Dr. Peter Levendag, Professor and Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Erasmus Medical Center; Dr. Richard Mould, Medical Physicist, South Croydon; and Mr. Raymond Schulz, the Managing Editor and Clinical Publications Manager at Accuray Incorporated.

Robotic Radiosurgery-Volume 1 is available for purchase on the CyberKnife Society website or from Amazon.

For more information and to see the Table of Contents and Author List visit

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