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Free Content A Review of Common Applications of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the Neuroradiologist

This article reviewed common applications of stereotactic radiosurgery, with an emphasis on findings germane to preoperative treatment planning, expected postprocedural imaging follow-up, and potential complications. Vestibular schwannoma, pituitary adenoma, meningioma, trigeminal neuralgia, arteriovenous malformation, and intracranial metastasis are reviewed in detail. It is our hope that this review equips the radiologist with the necessary knowledge to better assist the neurosurgeon and the radiation oncologist in treatment planning and accurate follow-up imaging interpretation.

Learning Objective: Recognize common neurologic applications of stereotactic radiosurgery and describe findings pertinent to treatment planning and imaging follow-up.

Keywords: CN = cranial nerve; NF2 = neurofibromatosis type 2; SM = Spetzler-Martin; SRS = stereotactic radiosurgery; TN = trigeminal neuralgia; VRAS = Virginia Radiosurgery AVM Scale; WHO = World Health Organization

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2018

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  • Neurographics is the peer-reviewed, quarterly educational journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The journal includes review articles as well as high-yield case reports that have been solicited from society meetings including the annual ASNR meeting as well as the American Society of Spine Radiology, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology meetings. Unsolicited educational review articles and case reports are also accepted for review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Submissions focusing on a pictorial approach to educational objectives are highly encouraged. The journal is open access and available online. CME credit is offered for reading review articles and completing quiz-based self-assessment activities through the ASNR Education Connection portal.

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