In addition to neurosurgery, the Neurosciences Center offers stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and is proud to be one of a select few Elekta Centers of Excellence worldwide and the first in the region to offer the combination of the Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C and the Elekta Synergy® S Linear Accelerator.
To be among the best in the world also means collaboration between world-class neurosurgeons and world-class radiation oncologists, the two fields of medicine that fight cancers of the brain and body.
SRS provides pinpoint accuracy by precisely targeting only the diseased area, minimizing risk to surrounding tissue.
- Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C Therapy
The Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C is the most advanced method of radiation therapy available today for treating cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other serious disorders of the brain. The Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C can focus on previously untreatable deep-seated tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders in the brain. Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C radiosurgery is called noninvasive because it does not actually involve a "knife." During the procedure, hundreds of highly focused beams of cobalt radiation are delivered to precise targets in the brain. The single beams are too weak to damage healthy tissue. When they converge on the area to be treated, however, they become powerful enough to help control many previously untreatable brain tumors and other conditions. Stereotactic Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C surgery typically can be performed in one day as an outpatient. It is precise, effective and safe. Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C radiosurgery can treat conditions including:
- benign or malignant brain tumors
- vascular (blood vessel) malformations (AVMs)
- trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloreux) and tremor
Elekta Synergy® S Linear Accelerator Treatment
The Elekta Synergy® S uses state-of-the-art precision technology to treat tumors, lesions and malformations throughout the body, as well as sites in the brain that are not accessible to the Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C. This allows radiologists to make immediate adjustments in the patient's position to direct radiation directly at the target. The Elekta Synergy® S combines a linear accelerator with an integrated 3D volume imaging system that allows clinicians to visualize the target at the time and point of treatment and immediately make any necessary adjustments in the patient's position to ensure that the radiation is directed precisely on the target.
Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C and Elekta Synergy® S are registered trademarks of Elekta AB, Stockholm, Sweden