The International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society represents a community
of colleagues across the world. The 7th meeting of the society was held in
Brussels, Belgium under the leadership of meeting chairman Dr. Marc Levivier
and scientific program chairman, Dr. Jean Regis. Professor Jacques Brotchi
served as the Honorary Chairman. I ended my two-year term as ISRS President.
The meeting included attendees and companies from countries across the
world. The disciplines of neurosurgery, radiation oncology, medical physics,
radiology, oncology, neurology, and engineering provided scientific content
across intracranial and extracranial radiosurgery topics. The elegant setting of
Brussels, the European capital, provided a forum for collegiality, discussion,
and debate. The 2007 meeting will be held in San Francisco, California.
This sixth volume of Radiosurgery includes evaluations of benign and
malignant tumor radiosurgery, technology assessments, complication management,
functional radiosurgery, and extracranial approaches. Radiosurgery and
stereotactic fractionated radiotherapy papers were selected for publication by
the editorial board. The ISRS remains the only society to embrace all of the different
aspects of clinical and research radiosurgery. We remain indebted to our
publisher, S. Karger AG, Basel, for their work on this volume and continued
support of the society.
This volume "Radiosurgery" presents of topical and exciting developments in the field of radiosurgery as discussed at the 7th International Stereotacic Radiosurgery Society Meeting, Brussels, 2005. These peer-reviewed reports include new studies on radiosurgery of benign and malignant brain tumors and vascular malformations, as well as results following the management of patients with functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and pain. Physics assessments of different radiosurgical technologies are also discussed. Further reports review the expanding field of intracranial and extracranial radiosurgery. If you are a neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, medical physicist, neurologist, or oncologist, who requires the most up-to-date information on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery you will find the answers in this publication.