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Largest Neurosurgical Center in Russia Acquires Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion
Date:2/6/2012

ell Gamma Knife Perfexion has completely changed our approach to multiple metastases – we no longer have any limitations."

Perfexion dramatically streamlines the radiosurgery workflow and expands the treatable volume through an automated, multi-source collimator. The result has been faster set-up and treatment delivery to one or more tumors in a single session.

"Everything's easier with Perfexion, and that makes it easier for both patients and staff," Dr. Golanov says. "There's the potential for more indications, it's easier to plan and treat and the dose planning is superior with higher conformity. This is particularly evident in treating patients with multiple mets. For example, just yesterday we treated a patient with five metastases in only one hour – and these were large lesions requiring more than one beam per tumor."

"In November 2011, Dr. Golanov won a prestigious radiotherapy award for best treatment of brain metastasis, using Perfexion," notes Nabil Elias Romanos, Vice President, Elekta Eastern Europe & Middle East. "This recognition by radiation oncology professionals of this system's applications and efficacy for brain metastasis is good news for patients and clinicians."

Single and multiple metastases represent 37 percent of Burdenko's Perfexion weekly volume of 15-20 patients, while classic Gamma Knife indications – a variety of benign and malignant vascular and functional targets – comprise the rest. Dr. Golanov notes that Perfexion also presents the potential to treat new indications.

"We're really happy to have Perfexion, no doubt," Dr. Golanov says. "Leksell Gamma Knife has been the gold standard for intracranial radiosurgery for years. Perfexion makes Gamma Knife surgery even more refined, precise and efficient."

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