Im new here and this will be my first post starting with one question.
-What type of radiosurgery treatment should I choose for my AVM?
-Gamma-knife, CyberKnife, Novalis Tx...?
I did research here on the website and the best answers I found is that the doctors knows better and always ask for second opinion.
Well this didn't help much since in 3 different hospitals I got answers to be treated with 3 different methods.
I assume that offered treatment depend on that what type of machine they have in the hospital.
In the question for example: "Why not Gamma-knife, instead of Novalis?" or vice-versa to the doctors, always end with the answers like: "They are particularity the same, they both use photons..." or "Nobody knows for sure how it works, but it works!"
In one thing the doctors are right, about the photons but in all the other things these machines are very different.
I'm person with professional technology background and education as Master of Laser Engineering and Optoelectronics, believe me this didn't help me much to decide what option should I choose, and Im thinking, if Im confused how the other people who have less knowledge about technology, and the doctors does not have the full info, feels like??
In my research I did found something about how the treatments may react and affect if cancer was treated, but less information about AVM and more less for the specific location, size, etc.