On this page, you will find a selection of publications recommended and contributed by ISRS members. Suggestions for Stereotactic Radiosurgery-related publications can be sent to the ISRS Secretariat.

  • Recent Advances and Controversies in Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

    Recent Advances and Controversies in Gamma Knife Neurosurgery, Volume 268, the latest release in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on the latest in Dosimetry, Radiobiology, Evolving Gamma Knife Technology, Imaging, Arteriovenous Malformations, Dural A-V Fistulae, Cavernous Malformations, Vestibular Schwannoma, Other Schwannoma, Meningiomas, Pituitary Adenomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Metastases, Glioma Low Grade, Glioma High Grade, Glomus Tumors, Less Common Tumors, Orbital Indications, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Epilepsy, Movement, Psychosurgery, and Future Trends.



    Daily Notes and Reminiscences

    We are very happy to announce that this book is now available on Amazon UK. Please click on the link here Amazon. If you reside in the European Union and certain other European countries, the book can also be ordered online from Bokus, Adlibris or Smakprov.
    These memoirs, first published in Swedish in 1982, tell the story of a man who was deeply engaged in his profession and in a variety of societal matters. He had a humanistic view on science, the end goal of which he felt was to minimize suffering and to enhance happiness in life, or to least make life bearable. This is also reflected in his attitude towards patients, which he writes about with strong empathy and compassion.
    We hope you enjoy reading the book that delves into the mind and life of one of the greatest pioneers of modern neurosurgery and radiosurgery.

  • Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors

    The recent development of hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), which calls for one to five fractions of high-dose radiation to be administered using special equipment, has resulted in the need for education on practice guidelines.

    Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors offers comprehensive, how-to guidance on hypofractionated SRT for brain and spine metastases, glioma, benign tumors, and other tumor types. Comprised of chapters authored by well-recognized experts in the radiation, oncology, and neurosurgery communities, this book delivers a level of technological and clinical detail not available in journal papers.


  • Gamma Knife Neurosurgery in the Management of Intracranial Disorders

    The articles in this volume cover the various options of the optimal management of brain tumors, vascular lesions, and functional disorders. They provide a good balance between microneurosurgery and radiosurgery, presenting also alternative surgical and radiosurgical treatment options with discussions on their advantages and disadvantages. The presentation of multiple treatment methods will help to provide better service to patients. Some papers, specifically highlighting alternative treatment options, are accompanied by editorials prepared by recognized experts in the field. Additional emphasis is put on importance of the advanced neuroimaging techniques for radiosurgical treatment planning and subsequent follow-up


  • Gamma Knife Neurosurgery in the Management of Intracranial Disorders II

    The articles in this volume cover the various radiosurgical techniques used to treat benign and malignant intracranial tumors, cavernous malformations, and functional disorders, as well as a wide array of specific details on medical physics, neuroimaging, and anesthetic support. Particular emphasis is put on the optimal combination of microneurosurgery and radiosurgery for attaining the best functional results in patients with vestibular schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, and pituitary adenomas, and on the most effective methods of treatment planning and radiation dosimetry in cases of metastatic brain tumors. The highlighted clinical aspects include indications for radiosurgery and the prediction of patients’ prognosis, along with analysis of outcomes in comparison with results achieved by other modalities in the context of multifaceted therapeutic strategies. In addition, possible options for applying advanced treatment using such modern devices as Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion and Icon are presented in depth. This information will interest both radiosurgical practitioners and neurosurgeons, and help them to provide optimal care and to achieve the greatest benefit of their patients. This book will serve as an excellent companion for the previous publication “Gamma Knife Neurosurgery in the Management of Intracranial Disorders” (Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement, Volume 116, Springer, 2013).