Medical and health economic assessment of radiosurgery for the treatment of brain metastasis

Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Christoph Schwarzbach, Angelina Bockelbrink, Iris Ernst, Christoph Vauth, Stefan N. Willich & Johann-Matthias Von Der Schulenburg
Background Radiotherapy for patients suffering from malignant neoplasms has developed greatly during the past decades. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is one important radiotherapeutic option which is defined by a single and highly focussed application of radiation during a specified time interval. One of its important indications is the treatment of brain metastases. Objectives The objective of this HTA is to summarise the current literature concerning the treatment of brain metastasis and to compare SRS as a...