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At The Leeds Gamma Knife Centre we have been treating patients since 2009.
In 2015 we upgraded from a Perfexion to a Gamma Knife® Icon™. In 2021 we upgraded the Gamma Knife® Icon™ planning software and undertook a source replacement for its radiosurgery system, helping us to continue the high quality delivery of state-of-the art precision treatment to patients. You can find out more about these updates here.
Gamma Knife® or stereotactic radiosurgery is:
Despite the name, no knife or traditional surgery is involved. Instead, a pioneering Gamma Knife® Icon™ machine uses three-dimensional computer imaging to deliver very narrow and intensely focused beams of gamma radiation with pinpoint accuracy to defined areas of the brain.
This highly targeted radiosurgery destroys the diseased cells without damaging adjacent tissue.
Gamma Knife® is undertaken as a day case procedure, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days.
We currently offer Gamma Knife® treatment for one or several intracranial lesions or neurological conditions.
The treatment is available to both NHS and private patients, with some restrictions set by NHS England. All referrals will be discussed by our multi-disciplinary team of experts prior to acceptance.
At Nova we offer Gamma Knife® treatment for patients with the following cancers and conditions: