“Because of its extensive use and enormous amount of supportive data generated, the Gamma Knife® is still considered the gold standard.”
-The Journal of Neurosurgery
Specially designed for surgery on the brain and cervical spine, the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion surpasses all other modalities in terms of safety and effectiveness. The system uses 192 intersecting gamma rays of cobalt-60 radiation to selectively destroy brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and treat neurological conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia. The rays are potent only at their intersection point, so there is no substantial effect on normal tissue outside the target area. Accurate to within 0.15 mm, the Gamma Knife's extreme precision allows accurate delivery of radiation to deep intra-cranial targets that would be difficult or impossible
to reach with other treatment modalities.