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What is gamma knife radiation?

Using a three-dimensional approach, it is capable of directing up to 201 beams of gamma radiation to converge, with pinpoint accuracy, on a target within the brain. The gamma knife technology allows for the highest level of precision in positioning radiosurgical beams, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue and increasing effectiveness. Unlike traditional open skull procedures, which can require several days in the hospital and weeks or months of recuperation, people treated with the gamma knife can often go home the same day and return to work or school immediately.

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