MTB Europe is reporting that Cromwell Hospital is the first institution in the UK to commission installation of Elekta’s new Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ system for stereotactic radiosurgery in the brain, cervical spine, and head & neck regions. Elekta AB is a company based in Sweden. The system is quite a new one: only last month a patient from France was the first one to undergo a procedure with the device, according to a report.
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The revolutionary design of Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ expands the treatment reach, offering a wider range of treatable anatomical structure. This expanded anatomical treatment area offers dramatic new opportunities to increase patient volume. According to statistics, up to 150 additional new patients per one million people will be suitable for procedures using Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™.
Always known for smooth workflow, Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ makes the entire procedure more efficient and user-friendly. Collimator changes can be made by the control program in a matter of seconds, optimizing workflow and significantly reducing treatment time. Compared to previous Leksell Gamma Knife® systems, you save 30 minutes to one hour per patient. Multiply that by your patient load to see the number of days, and even weeks, you’ll save per year.
Leksell Knife® PERFEXION™ provides the proven advantages of Gamma Knife® surgery coupled with enhanced features such as superior dosimetry performance that sets new standards in radiosurgery. The optimized design guarantees full backwards compatibility to existing Gamma Knife® surgery protocols and methods. The patented collimator design provides a virtually unlimited ability for sculpting the dose distribution, enabling dynamic shaping with absolute accuracy.
The new Leksell GammaPlan® PFX™ is as sophisticated as the system it controls, providing enhanced, user-friendly management of the advanced technology incorporated into Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™. The new shot dialog provides access to both composite shots and dynamic shaping. The client-based treatment planning system can be accessed remotely, providing instant access to all your patient data in the online database. To increase the seamless access, Leksell GammaPlan® PFX™ is now hosted on a PC platform with a Linux operating system.
Not only has Elekta created an instrument that takes radiosurgery to a new level of accuracy, precision and efficiency, there is no compromise in safety standards for staff or patients. Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ shielding levels are 10 times better than alternative technologies. In fact the radiation leakage is so minimal, it is now possible to have windows between the treatment and control rooms.
The revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ system was designed and developed using the finest materials available. Throughout the system we have chosen state of the art industrial components with the best specifications. The sleek, sophisticated exterior design of Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™ encloses a technological marvel which performs with grace and precision. If you seek the ultimate in treatment efficacy and efficiency, you need Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™.