Lunsford Co-Edits Book on Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Intracranial SRSPittsburgh, July 30, 2015 -- L. Dade Lunsford, MD, Lars Leksell Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the UPMC’s Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery, is co-editor of the newly released book, Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery, a 304-page look into this highly precise treatment technique. Published by Thieme, the book is also co-edited by Jason Sheehan, MD, professor of neurological surgery and co-director of the Gamma Knife Center at the University of Virginia.

According to the publisher, the book—authored by experts in neurosurgery, neurology, physics, and radiation oncology—lays the foundation for understanding the differentiations in various types of stereotactic radiosurgery technologies, and examines “radiosurgical procedures for a wide range of intracranial conditions/diseases including arteriovenous malformations, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, trigeminal neuralgia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, ocular disorders, pediatric brain tumors, and gliomas.”

Dr. Lunsford is a renowned pioneer and internationally recognized authority on stereotactic surgery, radiosurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He was responsible for bringing the first Gamma Knife in the United States to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1987. Under his direction, the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery has become a world leader in the use of this minimally invasive form of brain surgery. The center not only attracts patients from around the world for treatment, but also medical professionals from around the globe to train in its use.

More information on this book can be found on the Thieme website.