Definition of radiosurgery in English:



mass noun
  • A form of radiotherapy in which a high dose of radiation is delivered to a very small, precisely selected area.

    ‘a non-invasive procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery is the state of the art in radiation therapy, particularly for brain tumours’
    • ‘A first-of-its-kind clinical trial has shown encouraging results for the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat kidney cancer.’
    • ‘Stereotactic radiosurgery, meanwhile, uses precise beams of radiation to kill both cancerous and non-cancerous tumours in the head.’
    • ‘A New Mexico hospital can now add stereotactic radiosurgery to its growing list of treatment options.’
    • ‘In radiosurgery, the surgeon doesn't need to cut into the patient at all.’
    • ‘Radiosurgery has kept the cancer in check, and she's been remarkably resilient.’