• Simon S. Lo
  • Bin S. Teh
  • Jiade J. Lu
  • Tracey E. Schefter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) entails the precise and focused delivery of a small number of fractions of radiation in the ablative dose range to extracranial targets. Advances in technologies have facilitated safe and effective delivery of SBRT/SABR to various organ sites. The clinical experience with the use of SBRT/SABR to treat various extracranial organ sites has exponentially increased in the past 5–10 years in North America, Europe, and Asia. This chapter provides an introductory overview on various aspects of SBRT/SABR.


Intensity Modulate Radiation Therapy Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Clonogenic Cell Internal Target Volume Intensity Modulate Radiation Therapy Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon S. Lo
    • 1
  • Bin S. Teh
    • 2
  • Jiade J. Lu
    • 3
  • Tracey E. Schefter
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation Oncology, The Methodist Hospital Cancer Center and Research InstituteWeill Cornell Medical CollegeHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation Oncology, National University Cancer Institute of SingaporeNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA

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