Lung Cancer Radiosurgery; Ensuring High Quality Discussed by Rizwan Nurani MD



Radiosurgery is the application of a high dose of radiation therapy over a few daily sessions (usually five or less).  It is thus critical for each treatment to have no deviations from the plan.

This published white paper describes how the special techniques described for modern three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, Intensity modulated radiotherapy, Image guided radiotherapy and motion management are validated and checked for accuracy.  Specifications and measurments of the accuracy of the  liner accelerator, gantry, multi-leaf collimators, patient table, IGRT positioning system and breathing cycle monitoring system are described.  

The evaluation of smooth and compatible data transfer between the individual components of a radiosurgery system is also described.

Brief Profile for Dr. Rizwan Nurani:

Dr. Rizwan D. Nurani holds a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology. and a Medical Doctorate with research honors from the University of Washington. Dr. Rizwan Nurani is board certified in Radiation Oncology through the American Board of Radiology.  He is licensed to practice medicine in the States of California, Washington and Florida. 

Dr. Rizwan Nurani is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the CyberKnife Society and the Radiosurgery Society. Through these organizations, Dr. Nurani maintains his expertise on new technologies and treatments.  This allows him to offer his patients the highest possible level of care.  Dr. Rizwan D. Nurani has used the majority of the systems used for Radiosurgery including Cyberknife, Novalis, Gamma Knife and Varian products.

Dr. Rizwan D. Nurani has published a wide range of chapters, studies, and abstracts in medical journals including the Journal of Urology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology.  He has presented at industry events and meetings including on the use of targeted radiation therapy and the use of Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

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