Stereotactic radiosurgery

Also known as: otaxic radiosurgery, Radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a type of radiation therapy that uses a rigid head frame attached to the skull to aim high-dose radiation beams directly at brain tumors. This type of treatment causes less damage to nearby healthy tissue. This is also called stereotaxic radiosurgery and radiation surgery. This procedure does not involve surgery.

The Gamma Knife Center of Oregon offers Gamma Knife Perfexion, the most advanced radiosurgery technology in the Northwest.

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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Advantages of Gamma Knife

Helping patients for over 30 years, Gamma Knife remains the gold standard of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain lesions, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions.

Gamma Knife Versus Cyber Knife

You are probably well aware of the recent media blitz heralding the arrival of CyberKnife to the Portland area.  Is this new technology all it’s cracked up to be?

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