Elekta announces first clinical use of Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion

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Elekta has announced that its Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion for stereotactic radiosurgery has now been used clinically to treat patients at Hôpital de la Timone (University Hospital La Timone) in Marseille, France.

Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion is designed for unlimited cranial reach. It is designed to provide a radiosurgical platform for further refinement and expansion of procedures in the brain, cervical spine and head and neck regions, Elekta said.

University Hospital La Timone is first in the world to have a Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion installed and in clinical use. Three patients at the hospital were successfully treated on July 10th.

In related news, Elekta said today that the FDA has granted it 510(k) pre-market clearance for Leksell GammaPlan PFX, the treatment planning system developed for Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion.

Elekta is expanding the Leksell Gamma Knife product line with a completely new system for stereotactic radiosurgery which provides a radiosurgical platform for further refinement and expansion of procedures in the brain, cervical spine and head and neck regions. Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion is pending 510(k) clearance from the FDA.