Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) applies both stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy techniques to areas of the body other than the head and neck. This form of radiation therapy precisely targets radiation to a tumor and minimizes radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.


The organs and tumors beyond the head and neck are prone to movement and position change due to various factors, including breathing (respiration). To ensure dosing accuracy, patients are immobilized and special techniques are used to adjust the radiation dose delivery to compensate for any changes of tumor position.


Multidisciplinary collaboration within the Department of Radiation Oncology and with other institutions results in scientific research that is translated to the outstanding clinical care we provide. In addition, our standard of care is routinely assessed and updated to ensure that we continue to offer the most effective services to our patients.

Learn more about the variety of innovative radiation therapies offered at Houston Methodist.