Elekta adds to Gamma Knife line

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Elekta has introduced its Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion which expands the company’s Gamma Knife product line with a new system designed to further refine and expand procedures in the brain, cervical spine and head and neck regions during stereotactic radiosurgery. The tool was first showcased this week at the 13th International Leksell Gamma Knife Society Meeting, in Seoul, Korea.

The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion allows for a dramatically increased treatable volume, the company said. Subsequently, this new system is estimated to increase the number of patients that can benefit from Gamma Knife surgery by up to 40 percent. The fully automated and efficient single push button approach is expected by the company to save as many as 3 to 6 working weeks of physician time per year at an average Gamma Knife center.

The products patented collimator design provides the neurosurgeon or radiation oncologist with almost unlimited ability for sculpting the dose to produce complex dose distributions with incomparable accuracy. The new system also comes with Leksell GammaPlan PFX, a new client-based treatment planning system with remote capabilities provides all the tools needed to make full use of the sophistication and new features of Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion.

Additionally, the body dose to patient is up to 100 times less with Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion.