Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A doctor discusses Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy with a patient.

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a precise, high-dose form of radiation therapy that allows physicians to treat cancer in just one to five treatments, rather than the multiple doses over many weeks required in conventional radiation. With SBRT's high level of accuracy and precision, doctors can target and eliminate tumors while avoiding normal tissue. That makes SBRT, which also has fewer side effects than conventional radiation, more effective.

At Yale Medicine, our doctors see a very high volume of patients and serve as a referral center for a wide variety of cases.