News | March 05, 2009

Houston Cancer Center Adds Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion

March 5, 2009 - The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX) will add Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, an advanced radiosurgery device specifically designed to treat one or more lesions in the head in a single session, to their radiation oncology department.

"Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion suits our clinical needs," says Eric Chang, M.D., director of M. D. Anderson's Central Nervous System Stereotactic Radiation Program. "The device will be used initially to treat primary brain and skull base tumors as well as single and multiple brain metastases in a single session."

Designed to extend the system's reach down to the level of the skull base and cervical spine, Perfexion is scheduled to be delivered to M. D. Anderson by March 2009 and should be operational by mid-2009, he adds.

For more information: www.elekta.com

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