How does Gamma Knife work?
How does Gamma Knife work? Gamma Knife Perfexion treats diseases or abnormalities in and around the brain, including acoustic neuroma, metastatic brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia—all without an incision—using extremely precise beams of radiation.
Combining the latest in diagnostic imaging techniques and state-of-the-art 3D treatment planning software, the Gamma Knife Perfexion uses up to 192 radiation beams to treat designated targets, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue from treatment. Individually, the radiation beams are weak and pass through healthy tissue with minimal effect. The radiation treatment dose is delivered at the specific, designated spot where the different beams converge.
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