The advantages of a treatment by Gamma Knife…

Compared with a surgical treatment:

  • No general anaesthesia
  • No surgical gesture (no scar, no trepanation, no intracranial surgery)
  • Treatment performed in one day
  • No need to shave hair
  • No hair loss after the intervention
  • Very few side effects
  • Hospitalisation of 48 hours and incapacity for work reduced to 1 week
  • No pain
  • Can access inoperable or high surgical risk areas
  • Adjacent healthy tissues are preserved
  • 25 to 30% less expensive than a neurosurgical operation
  • Total absence of risk of carcinogenesis induced by radiation

Compared with other radiosurgery machines:

  • Mechanical positioning precision during treatment below 0.15 mm
  • No movement of irradiation sources during treatment
  • 192 irradiation sources, extremely precise irradiation dose flow
  • Possibility of planning using multiple isocentres
  • Very high treatment conformity and selectivity
  • More than 470,000 patients treated
  • Long-term results (> 10 - 20 years after the treatment) known
  • More than 2,000 peer review scientific articles published (Medline)
  • More than 250 Gamma Knife machines in activity throughout the world.
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