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Linac radiosurgery

has anyone heard of or had linear accelerator radiosurgery for their avm? its different from gamma knife or cyberknife radiosurgery.

I had both the gamma knife and the linear procedure. They are both the same the only difference is the linear procedure machine will allow them to reach a broader area than the gamma knife. They could not reach all of my avm with the gamma knife because the range was resticted and could not reach all of the avm. That is why they did the linear procedure the second time. There is different ways they do the radiation depending on your case. They radiated mine all at once at a lower frequency instead of cutting it up in a pie and hitting it at a higher frenquency. I would have your doctor explain the difference to you.