What is Gamma Knife Treatment?
Gamma Knife is not a knife in the normal sense of the word. No incisions are made in your head
Instead, very precisely focused beams of radiation are directed to the treatment area in the brain, optimised to hit only the target without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
It offers a safe and effective treatment for more than 80,000 patients worldwide every year. The treatment procedure is simple, painless and straightforward.
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The possibility to deliver treatment in a shorter timespan allows greater patient comfort
Each patient is unique and their treatment plans are too
Gamma Knife Lightning is a new generation of radiosurgery treatment planning that delivers personalized treatment adapted to the individual patient
It is a revolutionary, fully integrated treatment optimizer for intracranial radiosurgery that provides simple and precise treatment planning and accelerated dose delivery.
Thousands of radiation beams are generated with a level of accuracy better than 0.5mm, about the thickness of a strand of hair. Individually, each radiation beam is too weak to damage the normal tissues it crosses on the way to the target.
But when focused precisely on that target, the beams intersect and the combined radiation is sufficient to treat the targeted area.
Efficient radiation dose
The radiation damages the DNA in the cells of the tumour or other abnormality being treated, such that the cells that make up the abnormal tissue targeted can no longer reproduce. Eventually, when these cells come to the end of their natural life span, they find that they are unable to reproduce and replace themselves because the DNA essential to this process is no longer functioning properly.
Because Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is so accurate, the full dose of radiation can be delivered during a single session.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery has many advantages compared with traditional surgery and other types of radiation treatment.
Over 70 years ago, Professor Lars Leksell discovered Gamma Knife Surgery
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