The Gamma Knife Perfexion Difference
Developed for Power and Accuracy
Unlike other radiosurgical tools, the Gamma Knife was specifically designed
to treat lesions in the brain, optimizing safety, efficiency and precision.
The latest generation Gamma Knife PERFEXION incorporates new technology,
refining this powerful procedure while expanding its ability to map the
radiation dose accurately. In addition, there has been a considerable
increase in the number of conditions the Gamma Knife can treat effectively.
The treatment team combines the power of computers and diagnostic imaging
with the Gamma Knife's preoperative planning and three-dimensional
reference systems to create a detailed map of the pathological area. After
a local anesthetic is applied, a frame is affixed to the patient's head.
Patients are comfortable with PERFEXION's small, light head frame.
They rest quietly, as the system adjusts to fit the size and shape of
the treatment area. Then, hundreds of cobalt-60 gamma ray beams are shot
through the system's portals, converging on the target with a high
level of accuracy.