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Radiosurgery MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Radiosurgery
Tree Number(s)
E02.815.530
E04.525.800.650
E05.873.500
Unique ID
D016634
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016634
Annotation
do not confuse with COMBINED MODALITY THERAPY using surgery + radiotherapy; coordinate with disease /‌radiother; gamma knife, CyberKnife & linear accelerator: index RADIOSURGERY /‌instrum & do not coordinate with GAMMA RAYS or PARTICLE ACCELERATORS unless particularly discussed
Scope Note
A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.
Entry Version
RADIOSURG
Entry Term(s)
CyberKnife Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
LINAC Radiosurgery
Linear Accelerator Radiosurgery
Radiosurgery, Gamma Knife
Radiosurgery, Linear Accelerator
Radiosurgery, Stereotactic
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Stereotactic Radiation
Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Previous Indexing
Stereotaxic Techniques (1971-1991)
See Also
Radiotherapy, Conformal
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/25
Revision Date
2018/03/01
Radiosurgery Preferred
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Narrower
Stereotactic Radiation Related
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Narrower
Radiosurgery, Linear Accelerator Narrower
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Related
CyberKnife Radiosurgery Narrower
Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Broader
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