The Gamma Knife stands out as superior to other techniques due to its exceptional features:
- Exceptional Precision
Its technological feature provides remarkable precision of 0.3 mm.
- Proven Efficiency
Its effectiveness has been demonstrated through thousands of published articles.
- Scientific studies confirm that it achieves the best results without harming the patient.
- Widely Used:
The Gamma Knife is currently utilized in approximately 300 centres worldwide.
- It has proven its effectiveness since 1968 and is considered the gold standard in radiosurgery
DIFFERENCE BROUGHT BY THE GAMMA KNIFE IN THE TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS
The advanced technique of the Gamma Knife makes it possible to treat brain tumours in a bloodless and painless manner, without open surgery, allowing the patient to return home on the same day. The term radiosurgery, introduced by Swiss neurosurgeon Lars Leksell, refers to the process of directing numerous low-intensity radioactive waves that do not harm the brain tissue in the affected area within the skull. It focuses on the diseased point and delivers a powerful dose of radiation only to that point.
What is the Gamma Knife?
The Gamma Knife, a radio surgical technique, was first used in 1968. Initially, it was employed in very few centres worldwide, but as its therapeutic benefits were confirmed, its scope of use expanded. Today, the Gamma Knife is used in about 300 centres around the world. According to 2012 statistics, approximately 600,000 patients with various brain diseases have been treated with the Gamma Knife. In this field, there is no other device that comes close to the precision of the Gamma Knife and has helped so many people. Stereotactic radiosurgery with the Gamma Knife, a new state-of-the-art model, is characterized as the gold standard of radiosurgery, shortening the treatment process for brain tumours without pain and without open surgery, providing convenience and comfort to the patient. Its advanced computerized program assists specialists in treatment planning.