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Gamma Knief Treatment

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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.