Gamma Knife is a radio-surgery device used to treat brain tumors without open surgery, bleeding and pain. This device is used for tumors that are smaller than 3.5mm in diameter.
Gamma Knife procedure basically involves identifying the disease head area, which is stabilized with a stereotactic frame and directs gamma ray from 192 cobalt sources in the targeted field. While low-power rays from each source don’t harm the brain, high level of radiation effect is detected in areas where 192 rays are focused.
Gamma Knife has been used for the treatment of several diseases. According to 2017 data, over 1 million patients diagnosed with various brain diseases have been treated with Gamma Knife.
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