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Barnes-Jewish Hospital to Provide Gamma Knife Surgery to Additional Patient Groups With New Elekta Technology
Date:2/23/2010

ion is ensured with a one-time use of a CT box to obtain precise stereotactic reference points, followed by repeat checks using reposition check instruments for each Gamma Knife session.

Elekta will deliver Extend to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in early April. Dr. Simpson anticipates treating their first patients soon after.

Barnes-Jewish acquired Leksell Gamma Knife in 1998. In 2008, it was replaced with Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, the most advanced radiosurgery solution available. Barnes-Jewish Hospital has performed Gamma Knife surgery on over 2,000 patients and metastases represent half of the medical center's approximately 220 Gamma Knife cases annually.

About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.


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