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Cyberknife and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery – What are they and what are the differences?

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:05pm

Cyberknife and Gamma Knife radiosurgery are some of the latest exciting developments in medical technology. But what will all this new technology actually mean in terms of real patient care and what are the actual benefits? An editorial team consisting of Consultant Neurosurgeon, Mr Ian Sabin, Consultant Cardiologist, Dr John Coltart and Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Dr Chris Nutting are currently completing a series of articles for in Capital Health aimed at informing us of these important developments – in plain English.

The objective of these radiosurgery treatments is to deliver a lethal dose of radiation to only the tumour without affecting surrounding healthy tissue, and there are different ways in which this can be achieved.

Cyberknife and Gamma Knife are similar in many respects and so in Capital Health asked Ian Sabin to explain the differences: Continue Reading »

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