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Radiosurgery

"Radiosurgery" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Radiosurgery" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Radiosurgery" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 562 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 51 publications in 2018
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