Innovative technology treatment of brain tumors: Gamma Knife, CyberKnife
Modern methods of treatment of brain cancer has become much more effective and painless. Today, the most popular are technologies such as gamma knife and cyber knife, successfully treating malignant and benign tumors.
Effective treatment of brain cancer – GammaKnife.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery technology relates to the treatment of cancer. When used, the tumor is irradiated with gamma radiation, substantially without affecting cancer cells unaffected. This procedure refers to a minimally invasive technology that helps the most hard-to-reach tumors. Apply it to treat tumors up to 3.5 cm.
The irradiation occurs through a special helmet. Inside the device are emitting head containing radioactive cobalt. All heads directs radiation to a single point where the tumor is localized.
The Gamma Knife is used for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors. The technique is so gentle that it can be used even for women in the third trimester of pregnancy.
The localization of the tumor is determined using computed tomography. The new devices have the ability to change the position of the patient’s body, in order to avoid exposure of healthy tissue. Using a gamma-knife may be irradiated with multiple tumors at one time.
Using the machine does not require anesthesia for the procedure used sedatives. Before the beginning of the session on the human head mounted special chassis, its fixation occurs under local anesthesia to prevent pain. Once the frame is securely installed, the patient can move his head.
After the end of exposure frame is removed from the patient’s head. After removing the device on the head bandage. The patient does not require hospitalization after the procedure, he can immediately return home.
Modern radiosurgical system CyberKnife.
CyberKnife is an innovative method of radiation therapy. The device effectively acts on cancer cells, destroying them. This technology can be used to treat cancers of all organs of the body.
As the gamma knife, this unit relates to methods of radiosurgery. CyberKnife is effectively used for the treatment of cancer patients who are contraindicated for surgery.
Technology is noninvasive and does not require general anesthesia, and after bandaging procedures. An important feature of the cyber knife is the lack of serious side effects from its use.
After treatment, there are cuts, scars, which excludes the possibility of infection in the wound. The device lacks even those tumors that will not be able to get a surgeon’s scalpel.
From gamma knife This technology is characterized by the absence fixing frame. During irradiation procedure using cyber knife patient can move freely, that it does not cause any discomfort.
Radiation during a session aimed strictly cancerous tumor, since the device throughout the procedure continually checks the localization of the tumor. We can not say about the great accuracy of the cyber knife, which is superior in terms of the rest of this technology radiotherapy.