¿What is Radiosurgery with Gamma Knife?
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a unique method by which 201 beams of cobalt radiation 60 seeds are given to treat conditions that affect the brain, other structures of the head and upper neck. It does not use a scalpel, but it is a very effective, non-invasive treatment that does not require any surgical incision.
The Gamma Knife is the most accepted and widely used in the treatment of Radiosurgery in the world. Approximately more than 650,000 patients have been treated with Gamma Knife surgery, this being the only Radiotherapy System approved by the FDA to irradiate the Brain Metastases, with published results and statistics, worldwide.
It is an extraordinary instrument that allows to reach lesions located very deeply in the brain, located in areas considered critical by the functions that they perform, and which are considered inaccessible in traditional open surgery, with a high degree of precision that allows respecting adjacent healthy areas, Of which it is being treated.
The rays do not damage the cells or tissues by which they pass, that is to say they are "silent"; It is only when they unite in the target (target of treatment) when they are powerful enough to destroy the tumor or the desired area.
Cedimat already has a 128-cut tomography scanner and the renowned Philips Allura Angiographer for AVM cases.
The accuracy of the Radiosurgery with Gamma Knife Allows the use of a high dose of radiation focused on a very specific, well delimited, relatively small volume lesion located deep in the head. This allows the lesion to be effectively treated by reducing it to a great extent, eliminating it or, in any case, radically arresting its growth. This is usually achieved in a single treatment.