Gamma Knife Perfexion

Also known as: Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife one of the most advanced radiosurgical tools available to treat a variety of brain lesions and disorders, including cancers of the brain. An alternative to invasive surgery, Gamma Knife Perfexion used at the Gamma Knife Center of Oregon focuses 192 independent beams of radiation on a single, precisely targeted location. With pinpoint accuracy, Gamma Knife can destroy tumors with no incisions and minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

The Gamma Knife Center of Oregon's medical director, Steven Seung, M.D., Ph.D., FACR says Gamma Knife Perfexion is revolutionary. "Imagine going from a four-cylinder stick-shift, two-wheel-drive compact car to an eight-cylinder automatic, all-wheel-drive, full-size car. That's what it's like going from the current Gamma Knife to the Perfexion."

Gamma Knife Perfexion extends the reach of lifesaving Gamma Knife technology to patients with low base-of-the-skull and cervical neck tumors. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Gamma Knife Perfexion also can handle cases once thought to be too difficult for radiosurgery.

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