BioMed Research International / 2016 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Spine Radiosurgery: Superior Treatment Planning and Delivery Compared to Static Beam Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

Figure 1

VMAT spinal SRS treatment plan. An example of a volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) plan to C2 spinal vertebrae. The right side demonstrates the 360° arc therapy concept. The image demonstrates the highly conformal and homogenic dose to the treated volume with a very rapid decrease of the dose in the spinal canal, which allows highly effective and safe radiation treatment.