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
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
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