Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A doctor discusses Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy with a patient.
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine has the most experienced SBRT practice on the East Coast.
  • Yale Medicine has a breadth and depth of experience, and many doctors with subspecialties, so that they can offer treatment in a place where physicians have usually seen similar cases.
  • Yale Medicine’s multidisciplinary approach means that if additional consultations are necessary, physicians can turn to skilled people across all departments.

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a precise, high-dose form of radiation therapy that allows physicians to treat cancer in just one to five treatments, rather than the multiple doses over many weeks required in conventional radiation. With SBRT's high level of accuracy and precision, doctors can target and eliminate tumors while avoiding normal tissue. That makes SBRT, which also has fewer side effects than conventional radiation, more effective.

Yale Medicine has the most experienced SBRT practice on the East Coast, where our doctors see a very high volume of patients, and serve as a referral center for a wide variety of cases.