Navigation Links
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Treats 10,000th Patient with Leksell Gamma Knife Radiosurgery System
Date:12/22/2009

y improve patient outcome. We reduce hospital stays, we reduce cost and we get patients back in the workforce faster."

More than 500,000 patients worldwide have had Gamma Knife surgery, with about 50,000 patients annually receiving the therapy.

UPMC program evolves with Gamma Knife technology advances

In 1987, UPMC acquired its first Leksell Gamma Knife system. Radiosurgery also is used to manage benign lesions, including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas and skull base tumors. In addition, Gamma Knife surgery has been used to eliminate arteriovenous malformations (AVM).

Since 1987, the number of patients receiving Gamma Knife surgery at UPMC has increased from 150 patients annually to between 650 and 700 patients per year using both of the two Gamma Knife units at the UPMC Center for Image Guided Neurosurgery. The UPMC Gamma Knife Center's staff now includes four neurosurgeons, three radiation oncologists and four medical physicists. The medical center's most recent advance was the 2007 acquisition of Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, the fifth generation and most sophisticated radiosurgery system on the market.

Note: Dr. Lunsford is a paid consultant to Elekta AB, the developer and manufacturer of Leksell Gamma Knife. He also is a stockholder of Elekta AB.


    UPMC Gamma Knife Treatments 1987-2009
    (approximate numbers)

    Metastases: 4,000
    Acoustic neuromas: 1,500
    Meningiomas: 1,500
    Gliomas: 1,000
    Trigeminal neuralgia: 1,000
    Other: 1,000

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.

Stretching the boundaries of science and t
'/>"/>

SOURCE Elekta
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. University of Mississippi Health Care Implements Philips VISICU eICU(R) Program
2. The University of Hong Kong Chooses ResearcherID By Thomson Reuters to Standardize Research Identifiers
3. University of Virginia Acquires New Elekta Technology to Expand Patient Groups That Could Benefit From Gamma Knife Surgery
4. First CyberKnife in Belgium to be Installed at Leading University Hospital
5. Arrayit Diagnostics Announces Sponsored Research Agreement With Wayne State University and Arrayit Corporation
6. Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Expands License Agreement with Yale University on New Ribosome Technology
7. Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Receives Purchase Orders from University of California, San Diego Medical Center for its MammoView(TM) Product Line
8. Health Robotics Announces Official i.v.STATION(TM) Inauguration at Gregorio Maranon University Hospital
9. University Medical Pharmaceuticals Selects Jeffrey Ten as Senior Vice President, International Sales
10. Somanetics Acquires Exclusive Sublicense to Cerebral Autoregulation Monitoring Technology Developed at The Johns Hopkins University
11. New Effort to Battle Antibiotic Resistance Rallies Researchers Throughout Harvard University
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 The Cadence Fitness ... Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit ... achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health ... western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland area. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary ... common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an Oreo ... to self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses required to ... autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  An emerging ... 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these drugs will require ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2
... Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization ... of their successful collaboration in Drug Phototoxicity. ... using a validated and regulatory accepted in vivo ... phototoxicity. The history of this collaboration can be traced ...
... 2011 Glenveigh Medical, LLC and Monica Healthcare Limited ... the United States as well as US territories and ... system. The system recently received FDA regulatory clearance for ... name Beacon by Monica™ , the wireless fetal ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Chiltern - Spectratox Drug Photoxicity Collaboration Celebrates 25 Years 2Chiltern - Spectratox Drug Photoxicity Collaboration Celebrates 25 Years 3Glenveigh Medical and Monica Healthcare Announce Distribution Agreement for Groundbreaking FDA Cleared Wireless Fetal Monitoring System 2
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a review published in the April issue of ... Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time to ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide ... occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight ... Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health without ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... It,s estimated that as many as 10 million older ... of loneliness and isolation. , However, new research ... retired older Americans for six years found that ... of depression by more than 30 percent. , "That,s ... State University professor of telecommunication, information studies and media ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... YORK April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a ... health issues, published a comprehensive review today examining the ... Marburg virus. The review calls for improved global surveillance ... as the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa ... the countries of Guinea and Liberia. According to ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... uncommon these days to find a colored ribbon representing a ... cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with ... color, for many suffering from the disease, black may be ... study consisting of lung cancer patients, primarily smokers between the ... light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study recalculates costs of combination vaccines 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:Unraveling the 'black ribbon' around lung cancer 2
... Women experiencing physical abuse from intimate partners spent 42 percent ... to a long-term study of more than 3,000 women. , ... study revealed that women who suffered physical abuse five or ... on health care than women who were never abused. , ...
... Gray of Chicago, IL, will travel to Washington, D.C., ... meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for ... cure for epilepsy.Gray, 9, is one of 37 young ... Speak Up! , a national program coordinated by the ...
... the European UnionEAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 23 ... the innovative IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System for ... granted a CE Mark. The approval permits ... European Union (EU).IlluminOss Medical is beginning the process ...
... Healthcare ProfessionalsVOORHEES, N.J., March 23 The epidemiology ... changing rapidly and has been marked by a ... CDI can be challenging and guidelines for treatment ... effectively implement key strategies for reducing the incidence ...
... African Health Conference in Kenya SILVER SPRING, Md., ... a communications, research, and technology firm, will share the ... mobile video-enabled phones in meeting the requirements for monitoring ... East African Health and Scientific Conference. The findings ...
... MALVERN, Pa., March 23 Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., ... leader in cancer biomarker assays, today announced the ... Officer. Dr. Barnes comes to Fujirebio Diagnostics ... has held various positions at Abbott and Meridian ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Physical abuse raises women's health costs over 40 percent 2Health News:Illinois Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill 2Health News:IlluminOss(TM) Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System Receives CE Mark 2Health News:Clostridium difficile Infection in Primary Care: Tackling a Virulent Pathogen 2Health News:Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients 2Health News:Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients 3Health News:Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients 4Health News:Fujirebio Diagnostics Appoints Grady Barnes as Chief Scientific Officer 2
Excellent multi purpose agarose Nuclease-free, Gel point (1.5%): 36 1.5 C, EEO: 0.05-0.13 Gel strength (1%): > 1200 g/cm 2 ....
... NuSieve 3:1 Agarose is a molecular biology grade, ... for fine resolution of small DNA, RNA, and ... enhance the speed of gel processing and blotting. ... resolution of DNA fragments up to 1,000 bp, ...
... standard gelling temperature, high gel strength agarose ... bp. This Genetic Technology Grade™ (GTG) agarose ... DNA recovered from SeaKem GTG Agarose gels ... GTG Agarose is extensively performance tested to ...
... gel strength, high electrophoretic mobility, and ... is the superior choice for CHEF ... easy to handle at concentrations as ... run times. Low background staining also ...
Medicine Products: