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Physicians See New Benefits, Treatment Opportunities for Brain Cancer with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion
Date:7/1/2010

ll soon be, Perfexion systems," says Thomas McKay, Senior Marketing Manager for Elekta Neuroscience. "The benchmark upon which all other radiosurgery systems are measured, the capabilities of Perfexion continue to evolve, fusing the skills of the clinician with the science of radiosurgery."

Gamma Knife Perfexion surgery faster, more efficient, customizable

This year, more than 1.5 million people in the United States will develop some form of cancer. Of those, it is estimated about 30 percent will develop brain metastases.(1) A 2009 study shows that patients who received a combined therapy of stereotactic radiosurgery and Whole Brain Radiation Therapy to treat one to three brain mets had more than two times the risk of developing learning and memory problems than those treated with stereotactic radiosurgery alone.(2) With respect to accuracy, dose conformity and patient comfort, Elekta introduced a number of innovations that extend the capabilities of Perfexion—particularly for patients with multiple brain metastases.

Recently, Elekta added the ability to non-invasively treat brain targets over multiple sessions using Perfexion. The

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