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The tried and trusted GammaKnife

 

The Gamma Knife a high-precision irradiation system with 201 sources of radiation all directed at one point. It works in a similar way to a magnifying glass, creating a therapeutically powerful, concentrated irradiation field around the target point. Accuracy of irradiation is maintained using a stereotactical frame with a precision coordination system. This type of concentrated radiation enables the tumour tissues to be targeted without damaging the surrounding tissue.

 

This unique method of treatment has specialised application in radiosurgical treatment of various pathologies in the neurocranium. In Gamma Knife treatment, the patient will undergo a series of brief sessions in the irradiation system. The original source of the illness will be treated in a raster procedure applying a radiation dose capable of destroying the tumour.

 

Gamma Knife Indications

The Gamma Knife treatment offers an excellent, well-established treatment option for clearly delimited tumours and functional disorders in the following situations:

  • An operation cannot be carried out at all or only incompletely or at increased risk due to the condition of the patient (e.g. higher risk of anaesthetic complications, comorbidity, advanced age, etc.) or the location of the tumour.
  • Conventional, fractionated radiotherapy would be less effective due to the resistance of the tumour to irradiation or cannot be carried out because of previous irradiation.

 

Conditions for which Gamma Knife radiosurgery offers effective, tried and proven treatment:

 

Brain tumours

  • Metastasis
  • Meningioma
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Neuromas of other brain nerves
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma

 

Vascular malformations

  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Jugular glomus tumours

 

Eye tumours

  • Uveal melanoma
  • Uveal metastasis
  • (Retinoblastoma)

Functional disorders

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

 

The Gamma Knife system offers a safe and efficient form of treatment. In use for more than 40 years, the Gamma Knife has established an impressive track record worldwide of the robust safety and effectiveness of this technique. So far, more than half a million patients have been successfully treated using Gamma Knife.

 

The tried and trusted Gamma Knife system enables to provide:

 

Complete outpatient radiosurgery treatment in one day (no surgically invasive procedure). You will be able to resume normal activity on the same day.

  • Maximum effectiveness in treatment of benign and malignant tumours and functional disorders with minimum risk of side effects, supported by optimised irradiation planning and tried and tested sub-millimetre precision in locating the target area.
  • Radiosurgery performed under internationally recognised standards, with more than 500,000 patients treated worldwide and our own clinical experience dating back more than ten years

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