In addition to its effectiveness in treating inoperable vascular malformations and intracranial lesions, the Gamma Knife offers patients a treatment option that makes patient safety and comfort a priority. Because the target area can be strategically located in relation to the center of the radiation focus, the prescribed dosage can be delivered in just one treatment session. With individual radiation beams selectively transmitting gamma radiation, the impact of each beam has minimal effect on normal tissue adjacent to the target area. Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center's expert staff carefully counsels each patient on what to expect before, during and after Gamma Knife treatment.
The Gamma Knife has a history of success. In addition, radiosurgery is not associated with the risk of infection and damage to healthy tissue is reduced. This makes the Gamma Knife a viable option for patients who previously had no options and a highly effective procedure with minimal risks when compared to conventional neurosurgery.