Gamma Knife Icon is the newest form of radiosurgery available allowing for a very precise brain surgery without opening one’s skull. Elekta Gamma Knife Icon promises even better results than previous types of gamma knife treatment and has become a favourite tool for many doctors across the globe.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a cut-free and effective procedure that aims to treat benign and malignant brain tumors. Despite its name, there is not a single knife or a surgical cut in Gamma Knife treatment. Gamma Knife radiosurgery aims to treat brain tumors by delivering precisely focused radiation beams without damaging the healthy tissues or organs.
What is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?
Gamma knife radiosurgery is a precise, noninvasive and effective procedure, treating a wide variety of conditions including benign and malignant brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuromas, tremor and vascular malformations. Contrary to its name, there is no knife, because cutting is actually not involved at any stage of gamma knife treatment. During the treatment, focused individual beams (as many as 201) of cobalt radiation are precisely delivered to well-defined targets in the brain. However, the beams are individually too weak to damage healthy tissues. They converge together to deliver a powerful treatment to one or several specific points.