Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy — when it comes to ways to treat cancer, the list goes on and on. And for the most part, this is a very good thing. Cancer is a complicated disease and what works for one person may not work for another, so treatment options are vital to our success rates. But with so many treatment options out there, understanding which is the best for you can be overwhelming.
If you were recently diagnosed with brain cancer or a brain tumor, you may benefit from Rotating Gamma Technology — a state of the art form of noninvasive brain surgery.
What Is Rotating Gamma Technology™?
By exclusively targeting tumors and lesions with radiation, we can preserve surrounding, healthy tissue. Our system’s unique rotating sources and helmet-free design speed up treatment time and allow surgeons to more-accurately target tumors and treat brain disorders.
How Does Rotating Gamma Technology™ Work?
The Rotating Gamma System features two sets of rotating bodies. The outer body houses the radioactive sources and the inner body houses collimators (which are used to produce beams of radiation) of various sizes.
At the beginning of treatment, the sources and primary collimators are aligned automatically with the secondary collimators of a user-selected diameter. During the treatment, the source carrier, the primary collimator, and the secondary collimator rotate as one unit. This is done while the patient rests comfortably. As the beams circulate over healthy tissue, we can lower the radiation doses.
What Conditions Does Rotating Gamma Technology™ Treat?
Rotating Gamma Technology can treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Benign brain tumors
- Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannomas)
- Malignant brain tumors
- Anaplastic astrocytomas
- Embryonal metastases
- Gliomas and glioblastoma multiforme
- Metastatic tumors
- Vascular malformations
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Cavernous malformations
- Parkinson's disease