Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a specialised type of radiotherapy. It is sometimes called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and may have other names. The names may relate to the area of the body being treated, the type of machinery being used or the length of treatment. They include:
- extracranial radiosurgery
- extracranial radiotherapy
- CyberKnife™ (a machine used to give SABR).
The most commonly used brand names are CyberKnife™, Varian® and Elekta®.
SABR isn’t available in all hospitals in the UK. You may be referred to a specialist hospital if your doctor thinks it’s a suitable treatment for you. In this information we use the term stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, or SABR for short.