Everything you need to know about Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain and Spine Tumor
What is Stereotatic Radiosurgery?
Stereotatic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly targeted and focused radiation treatment which delivers extremely high doses of radiation directly to the target to destroy it.
The term stereotactic is a term used in Neurosurgery to refer to the ability to accurately identify a point in 3-dimensional space. Radiosurgery uses technology used in neurosurgery to destroy the tumour. For more technical details, please see here.
Modern Linear Accelerator with 6 degrees of freedom robotic couch
Today, Frameless Radiosurgery is possible with modern navigational techniques such that patients no longer need to have a metal frame screwed into their skull for accurate targeting
Modern digital navigation achieves sub-mm accuracy
Your Radiosurgery Journey
We understand how difficult the cancer journey is for you and our team of specialists is dedicated to helping you navigate your cancer journey at very stage. You can engage our expertise from start to end of your treatment as well as during specific stages of your treatment. These services are available to our both our LOCAL and INTERNATIONAL patients.
Customisation of Radiosurgery treatment plan
Our Team will assess your specific conditions, tests & scans and create a treatment and detailed report with recommendations for optimal results and minimal side effects. We will be able to work with your doctors to ensure you receive quality and optimal treatment
Evaluation of Radiosurgery treatment plan
Our Team will evaluate your existing plan and propose alternatives (if necessary) for optimal results and minimal side effects.
Collaborations with your doctors
Our Team will collaborate with your doctors in your home country to ensure that you receive quality and optimal treatment
Navigating the Journey with AARO
Send over scans, medical reports etc.
Immediate Follow Up to be determined
Your Radiosurgery Team
Your radiosurgery team matters. They are the critical factor that will determine the success of your treatment. While being equipped with the latest cancer technology is paramount, you require the right expertise to harness the technology in order to manage and navigate the complexities of cancer so that you can go through this journey safely and successfully.
Think of them as your S.W.A.T team, empowered by specialised equipment, to execute a highly classified mission.
Radiosurgery involves the use of cancer technology to deliver extremely high doses of ablative radiation delivered to the tumor in a precise and accurate fashion. While the technology enables, the dose prescription and delivery
depends solely on the specialist and his team.
Just like how the SWAT Team, armed with the latest weaponry decides when and how they are to eliminate their targets precisely without hurting innocent civilians.
Your Radiosurgery Team will ensure the following critical aspects of the treatment:
Accurate Identification of the tumor to ensure that all cancer areas are outline and nothing is missed.
Exact Synchronization of Radiosurgery protocol configuration and the preset machine tolerances so that unintended movements on the couch do not lead to misses or wrong targeting.
Precise placement of medium and low doses along the radiation path needs to be determined by the specialist so that sensitive organs and tissue function will not be damaged.
These multiple complexities make radiosurgical treatments 'higher risk' than conventional radiation treatments as what is delivered over 1-5 fractions cannot be modified or retrieved once delivered.
Our Brain & Spine Radiosurgery Specialist
Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn
View Dr Daniel Tan's full profile here.
Source: Singapore Medical Journal, 2018
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, 2017
Technical know-how in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
Source : Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, published 03 March 2016
Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Source : Medical Grapevine, August 2015
Source: The Straits Times, September 2015
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, 2014
Source: Sage Journal, 26 April 2013
View more Articles & Publications by Dr Daniel Tan here.
Medical Director & Senior Radiation Oncologist (Clinical Oncologist)
MBBS (SIN), FRCR (Clinical Oncology, UK)
FAMS (Radiation Oncology)
MBA (Healthcare Management)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS/SBRT)
Brain and Spine, Breast and Prostate Cancers
Radiosurgery Articles & Publications by Dr Daniel Tan:
Our International Patients
come from countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Malaysia, China and more etc.