Author Topic: confusion re fractionalized "stereotactic brain radiosurgery"  (Read 19054 times)

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Re: confusion re fractionalized "stereotactic brain radiosurgery"
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2008, 05:52:13 pm »
I learned something recently from my doctor. 5 treatments or less is considered radiosurgery by insurance companies and bill at a higher rate than >5 fractions, or radiotherapy. 5 or less fractions is also referred to as hypo-frationization, which has the smallest track record (not to say it is bad). My doctor convinced me to avoid '1-shot' radio-surgery (my hearing still servicable) and use conventional radiotherapy (28 fractions). I completed #20 today; so far so good.

I have a 1.5cm left AN.


 


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