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Islanders and Tourists with Brain Cancer to Benefit from Hawaiian Center's Installment of Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion
Date:8/16/2010

HONOLULU and ATLANTA, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Surrounded by thousands of square miles of ocean, Gamma Knife Center of the Pacific is the only Gamma Knife® center in Hawaii. Since 1998, Gamma Knife Center of the Pacific has treated more than 1,300 patients, offering residents a convenient treatment option and tourists a way to combine needed therapy with the pleasures of a paradise.

In August, the radiosurgery center will retire its first Leksell Gamma Knife system and begin operating Elekta's latest generation radiosurgery system, Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a gentler alternative to traditional brain surgery for illnesses such as metastatic disease, which is cancer that has travelled to the brain from elsewhere in the body. With pinpoint accuracy, the system delivers up to thousands of low-intensity radiation beams to one or more targets in a single session. Perfexion provides even greater speed and ease of use than previous models.

"Perfexion is a much faster, more efficient machine to treat multiple metastases in a single visit," says Maurice Nicholson, M.D., neurosurgeon and the center's medical director. "This is important because the pendulum is swinging toward treating with stereotactic radiosurgery [SRS] rather than whole brain radiation therapy [WBRT]. Studies have shown that there is decreased mental function at four months in a higher percentage of WBRT patients. Perfexion will be good for the patients and good for physicians."

More than one-third of the 140 patients who come to Gamma Knife Center of the Pacific each year have brain metastases. "The numbers are rising due to advances in tumor ima
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