Experts at the Department of Radiation Oncology Offer Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ Radiosurgery for Brain Cancer Treatment
The Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers Gamma Knife radiosurgery for cancer treatment. This combined neurosurgical/radiation oncology procedure destroys brain cancers and other abnormalities.
Gamma Knife Perfexion technology is similar to CyberKnife®, but is used primarily to treat central nervous system tumors.
Gamma Knife is the most accurate form of stereotactic radiosurgery for the brain, focusing numerous beams of radiation directly on a targeted area while sparing most of the surrounding healthy tissue.
Treating Small, Benign Tumors
In addition to treating brain tumors and malformations, experts at the Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals use Gamma Knife to treat small, benign tumors such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas.
Also, we use the Gamma Knife to treat tumors in areas of the brain that are inaccessible to the surgeon's knife or so close to vital structures that conventional cancer surgery cannot be considered.
UH Gamma Knife Team
At UH Department of Radiation Oncology, the Gamma Knife team includes the following highly trained specialists:
- Radiation oncologist
- Radiation technologist
- Gamma Knife certified nursing staff
- Other essential support personnel
Most recently, University Hospitals spent $3 million to purchase the Gamma Knife Perfexion™ upgrade. This state-of-the-art technology is calculated to boost the number of patients that will benefit from Gamma Knife advanced technology by more than 40 percent.