Understanding Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™
Based on a breakthrough in technology, the latest generation Gamma Knife®
PERFEXION™ has taken minimally invasive neurosurgery to a completely
new level of sophistication and effectiveness while maintaining full clinical
compatibility with previously successful procedures and protocols. PERFEXION's
extended treatable reach offers access to unlimited cranial volume and
expands anatomical reach to more areas of the head and neck. In addition,
by optimizing the system's robotic component, treatment times have
been shortened dramatically.
Today, the exceptional benefits and wider application range of advanced
Gamma Knife radiosurgery are improving the quality of life for many more patients with serious
neurological conditions. Washington Hospital is proud to be the first
hospital outside of Europe to install this powerful, leading edge instrument
as the cornerstone of its new Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute.
With PERFEXION's revolutionary new radiosurgical platform, skilled
physicians at Washington Hospital can distribute a complex, finely mapped
dose of radiation to diseased tissue more quickly and accurately than
ever before. Healthy tissue is left unharmed.
Meanwhile, radiation exposure to other parts of the body is extremely low, making
Gamma Knife an excellent treatment tool, even for children and women of child-bearing age.
PERFEXION's unmatched combination of power and precision has resulted
in positive clinical outcomes with few complications. The nearly painless
treatment is usually done on an outpatient basis and requires no general
anesthesia. Most patients are able to return home in just a few hours
and resume normal activities within a day of treatment.
About the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute
Washington Hospital's Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute is
located in the beautiful Northern California city of Freemot just a short
drive from San Francisco. The world-class physicians, physicist, technologists,
nurses and other health care professionals use powerful, leading-edge
technologies to treat adults and children with a wide range of neurological
diseases and disorders. We focus on highly effective, less invasive treatment
approaches that speed recovery and enable patients to experience improved
function and return to normal life more quickly.
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