AANS and Brainlab Partner to Implement Radiosurgery Patient Registry


American Association of Neurological Surgeons Partners with Brainlab on Implementing a Radiosurgery Patient Registry Comprehensive data bank is set to establish national benchmark on clinical outcomes for stereotactic radiosurgery.

Chicago, May 16, 2014—Representing a unique collaboration, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), on behalf of its affiliate the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF), and Brainlab, Inc. today announced plans for the development of a groundbreaking patient registry.

The registry is aimed at establishing national benchmarks for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments in order to provide clinicians and patients the data they need to make informed treatment decisions. Data from 30 diverse, high-volume sites will produce information from thousands of patients with brain metastases, benign brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). “The work going into this registry will help us identify clinical trends and analyze outcomes by leveraging aspects of patient data “said AANS Past-President William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS. “This registry dovetails perfectly with the mission of the AANS which is to advance the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.” Take a look at the official press release here.