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Dr. Heron celebrates radiosurgery and its treatment applications in this UPMC CME presentation.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List indications for radiosurgery for a variety of diseases
  • Describe outcomes of radiosurgery for a variety of diseases
  • Identify patients who may be eligible for primary and salvage radiosurgical options

Reading Resources:

  1. What the diagnostic radiologist needs to know about radiation oncology. Terezakis SA, Heron DE, Lavigne RF, Diehn M, Loo BW Jr. Radiology. 2011 Oct;261(1):30-44. Review.
  2. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for locally recurrent, previously irradiated nonsquamous cell cancers of the head and neck. Vargo JA, Wegner RE, Heron DE, Ferris RL, Rwigema JC, Quinn A, Gigliotti P, Ohr J, Kubicek GJ, Burton S. Head Neck. 2011 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/hed.21889.
  3. Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of meningiomas. Bria C, Wegner RE, Clump DA, Vargo JA, Mintz AH, Heron DE, Burton SA. J Cancer Res Ther. 2011 Jan-Mar;7(1):52-7.


Dr. Heron has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

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Release Date: 3/20/2012 | Last Modified On: 7/14/2014 | Expires: 7/14/2014

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