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New Vantage frame transforms Gamma Knife radiosurgery experience

Patient immobilization for frame-based Gamma Knife® radiosurgery planning and treatment delivery is taking a leap forward with the introduction of Leksell Vantage™ for Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery. The simple, patient-friendly design and non-metallic composition of the Vantage frame promises not only to significantly increase patient comfort, but also to enhance target visualization and positioning as well…

Debbie practices mind over matter to overcome melanoma 

Deborah (Debbie) Butler, from Caloundra, Australia – near Brisbane – doesn’t get upset over things she can’t change, even when those things happen to be stage IV melanoma. When she met Dr. Matthew Foote, a Radiation Oncologist at the Gamma Knife® Centre of Queensland last year, he explained to her that although there were few…

Second Leksell Gamma Knife Icon helps Korean center keep up with radiosurgery demand

As Samsung Medical Center’s (SMC, Seoul, South Korea) Gamma Knife® radiosurgery capabilities have grown over the last two decades, the volume of patients seeking treatment at the hospital has only increased. From the end of 2001 to June 2020, SMC has operated four of the five different generations of Gamma Knife technology, in pursuit of…

A gentler treatment option for patients with brain disorders

Thousands of patients in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region now have access to the latest in world-class treatment for complex intracranial conditions, thanks to Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, the latest generation Leksell Gamma Knife® system at Sunway Medical Centre. Serving about 500,000 patients from Malaysia and around 30,000 international patients from more…

20,000th LGK treatment at La Timone, France

On October 25, dignitaries, scientists and patients gathered at University Hospital La Timone in Marseilles, France to celebrate its milestone achievement of 20,000th patients treated using their Leksell Gamma Knife® radiosurgery system since 1998. Since starting its radiosurgery program, the hospital has used five Gamma Knife versions and today employs a Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™…

Siberia’s first Leksell Gamma Knife radiosurgery system

Officials at St. Petersburg’s Medical Institute Berezin Sergey (MIBS, formerly, Diagnostic Treatment Center at the International Institute of Biological Systems) are anticipating the opening of the Center of Nuclear Medicine of MIBS in Novosibirsk on April 1, 2019. Among the various advanced treatment systems to begin operating there is Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, Elekta’s latest…

Roswell Park’s 20 Year Milestone with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Dan Leksell, MD, son of Prof. Lars Leksell – creator of Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife® – sat down recently with his friend and colleague, Dheerendra Prasad, MD. Dr. Leksell and Dr. Prasad, a renowned Gamma Knife radiosurgery veteran, discussed their friendship and shared passion for the intracranial treatment technology that has changed almost 1.2 million…