Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: From Physics to Clinic

Start Date: Oct 4th, 2018 00:00

End Date: Oct 6th, 2018 00:00


Location: Florence, Italy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: From Physics to Clinic

The Italian Association of Radiation Oncology (AIRO) and the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM) organize the 3rd edition of the joint symposium on SBRT within the Fuligno monastery area in Florence. 

Modern radiotherapy is increasingly evolving towards a reduction in the number of fractions. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), or as more recently defined, SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy), is a radiation therapy approach in which high radiation doses are delivered in few fractions focused on small extracranial tumors with rapid dose fall off outside the target. In particular, SBRT/SABR is becoming elective therapy, in several anatomic districts, both for primitive tumors and for metastatic lesions. These results were achieved thanks to a multidisciplinary effort with strong involvement of highly qualified and skilled professionals together with technological progress both in imaging and in treatment delivery.