Elekta wins first install for new Gamma Knife software

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The Sutter Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center will be the first to upgrade its Elekta Inc. Leksell Gamma Knife with the company's new Leksell Gamma Knife 1.2 software.

Located at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, in the Sutter Cancer Center, the Sutter Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center is a service of the Sutter Neuroscience Institute. Physicians use Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife to treat children and adults with life-threatening brain disorders. Since installing its first Leksell Gamma Knife in 1998, the Sutter Gamma Knife radiosurgery team has treated more than 900 patients.

Gamma Knife surgery, an alternative treatment method that avoids surgically opening the skull, delivers precise doses of radiation to targeted brain tissue. The precision of this technique protects surrounding healthy brain, reducing side effects for patients.

A variety of neurological disorders benefit from Gamma Knife surgery, including AVMs, vestibular schwannomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, trigeminal nerve targets and brain metastases.