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CNU HOSPITAL

GAMMA KNIFE PERFECTION

Gamma Knife Perfexion
  • Convergence of medicine and advanced science and technology
  • About Gamma Knife Perfexion

    Gamma Knife Perfexion has made it possible to perform brain surgery quickly without any incisions and complications for lesions that had been difficult to remove completely by using high-energy gamma radiation under partial anesthesia.

Revolutionary Design Resulting in Broader Scope of Application

  • The scope of application has been broadened to include lesions inside the head and most of the diseases affecting the head and neck.
  • It can also be used to treat the neck (cervical spine) area, meaning that many more patients will be able to benefit from the gamma knife treatment method.

Accurate, Effective and Safe Surgical Plan Created Using the Latest Computer Program

A more detailed plan of surgery can be created using the computer program, with the capability to alter the shape of the lesion instead of using the round shape in the conventional method. This allows a more accurate irradiation of the lesion, and it also serves to safely protect the important tissues in the surrounding area.

Safer Irradiation with the Robotic System

  • In the case of Gamma Knife Perfexion, there are helmets located inside the equipment that are automatically moved by a robotic system to irradiate the lesion.
  • The robotic system reduces the amount of time that the patient is exposed to radiation compared to the conventional gamma knife systems. Thus, the procedure can be performed considerable safer and faster than before.

Establishment of Accurate Treatment Plan Based on Diverse Scans

Various scans including MRI, CT, angio, PET and MEG scans can be used in combination when planning a Gamma Knife Perfexion procedure. Using diverse images can help accurately locate the lesion as well as the surrounding tissues, nerves, etc. to better protect the normal tissues.

Improved Comfort with Advanced Peripheral Devices

Unlike the convention gamma knife systems that move the patient’s neck, Gamma Knife Perfexion operates by moving the bed to the designated location to reduce discomfort in the neck and shoulders. Also, the helmet is larger than ever before, and this will also make the experience more comfortable for the patient.

Shorter Treatment Time with Automatic Helmet Replacement

There is no need to manually change the helmet because all the helmets can be automatically changed according to the established treatment plan. This has reduced the treatment time by around 30 to 60 minutes compared to the conventional gamma knife model.