Novalis-Shaped Beam Surgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery uses very precise, very high doses of radiation to target brain and spinal tumors. At Indiana University Health Neuroscience, radiosurgery is aided by Novalis-Shaped Beam surgery, an advanced technology that shapes the radiation beam around a tumor. This ensures that the prescribed dose of treatment is delivered to the entire tumor. It also limits radiation exposure to surrounding tissue, which means little to no side effects. Because the system is so accurate, treatment is very fast—a single treatment session is typically 15 minutes or less. 

IU Health Neuroscience specialists use Novalis to treat a variety of brain tumors, including:

  • Gliomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Pituitary tumors

Novalis can also be used to treat people who have trigeminal neuralgia.