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February 2012

Percutaneous spine stabilisation prior to stereotactic radiosurgery for high risk spinal metastases

New, or progression of existing, vertebral compression fracture (VCF) post spine- stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal metastases has been reported in the range of 10-39%. Lesion location, radiological appearance, presence of deformity, mechanical pain and percent of vertebral body involvement has reported as potential predictors of VCF. We report our pilot experience and retrospective analysis of patients thought to be at high risk of progressive VCF who were stabilized prophylactically with a percutaneous technique followed by spine SRS.

Broadcaster Angela D’Audney’s cancer treatment wish now a reality

Cancer patients will soon benefit from the first radiotherapy programme of its kind to arrive in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s first private radiation therapy centre, Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO), is introducing a Stereotactic Radiotherapy programme using 4-D Image Guidance and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).