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Elekta Sees Record Attendance and Record Number of Submitted Abstracts at International Leksell Gamma Knife(R) Society Meeting in Quebec, Canada
Date:5/21/2008

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Pioneers in Radiosurgery Award

John Flickinger, M.D., is Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, and recipient of this year's Leksell Gamma Knife Society Pioneers in Radiosurgery Award. Bestowed upon researchers who have consistently pioneered new approaches and methods that enhance the results of Gamma Knife surgery, Dr. Flickinger pioneered the "integrated logistic formula" for prediction of complications in his landmark paper of 1989. He has since conducted numerous studies on dose effects of Gamma Knife surgery in a diverse group of pathologies.

Previous recipients of the Pioneers in Radiosurgery Award include Steven Rasmussen, M.D., and Richard Marsland, R.N., of Butler Hospital, Rhode Island; and Christer Lindquist, M.D., of Cromwell Hospital, London, UK. They were awarded for their work in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using Gamma Knife surgery.

Leksell Gamma Knife(R) Perfexion(TM)

During the Society meeting, a special lecture was held by Professor Jean Regis, from University Hospital La Timone in Marseille, France. Professor Regis and his team has now treated over 800 patients with Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, a new, completely revised and fully robotized Gamma Knife and the most advanced technology for radiosurgery available on the market. The presentation by Professor Regis highlighted the unique dose shaping capabilities of Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, treating a broader range of targets, much faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Now in clinical use in more than 30 locations worldwide, Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion combines the proven precision of the revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife with a 300 percent expansion in clinical reach to treat a wider range of targets faster and more efficiently than ever before. The system's unique geometric and dosimetric design simultaneou
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