The first publication from the QSRC team is announced. ‘Targeting and Conformality in Arteriovenous Malformation Radiosurgery is a paper co-authored by Ian Paddick included in the new publication by Karger, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Vascular Malformations, edited by Aray Niranjan, Hieyuki Kano and L Dade Lunsford. The book which can be previewed here is available for purchase from Karger.
The Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC is committed to research and dissemination sharing best practice with others. This is a key focus in the development of our new centre and it is expected that this will be the first publication of many from the centre’s team.
The centre is planning to undertake a number of clinical trials in key areas to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Early trials which are currently being designed include those for brain metastases, in particular for large number of metastases and radiology studies before and after Gamma Knife treatment.
Clinical outcomes of brain vascular malformation have been greatly improved by advances in microsurgery, endovascular techniques and stereotactic radiosurgery. Radiosurgery has proven to be the least invasive technique and is associated with documented long-term success. The papers in this volume present the experience of leading brain vascular malformation specialists who describe the outcome of radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas. These reviews expand the knowledge of the role of stereotactic radiosurgery alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. Evidence-based guidelines are included in each section to provide a summary of the current management strategies.
This unique publication includes additional data that will further define the long-term benefit and risks of radiosurgery for these often complex vascular disorders and makes valuable reading for neurosurgeons, neurologists and endovascular specialists interested in an excellent summary of more than 30 years of accumulated experience in the management of brain vascular malformations.
Targeting and Conformality in Arteriovenous Malformation Radiosurgery, I.; Motti, E. Prog Neurol Surg. 2013;27:35-48′.