Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a type of external radiotherapy. It is sometimes called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Treatment to the brain is sometimes called stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). It may also have other names. What it is called is based on:
- the area of the body being treated
- the type of machinery being used
- the length of treatment.
In this information we use the term stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, or SABR for short.
SABR is not available in all hospitals in the UK. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist hospital if they think it is a suitable treatment for you.