Gamma Knife Surgery: A Guide for Referring Physicians by Jeremy Ganz

By Jeremy Ganz

Radiosurgery has turn into a longtime approach, with greater than 15000 sufferers handled world-wide, such a lot of them within the final 5 years. but, there's a lot uncertainty within the common scientific group as to the character, benefits and obstacles of the tactic. This uncertainty provokes pointless debate among colleagues and is a resource of avoidable pressure to patients.
This booklet offers an account of the medical foundation of radiosurgery and describes its present
applications in appreciate of the single good proven radiosurgical machine, the Leksell Gamma Knife. The booklet assumes the final scientific wisdom of a newly certified scientific practitioner.
There are 3 sections. the 1st outlines the explanation for radiosurgery and the foundations of
stereotaxy, radiophysics and radiobiology. the center part, such as a unmarried bankruptcy,
describes what a possible sufferer may well count on to event. within the ultimate part, the present
applications are passed through, one after the other, indicating what can and what can't be completed.
The e-book is meant for neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, otolaryngologists, oncologists, ophthalmologists, normal practitioners, clinical scholars and a person else who may desire to refer a sufferer to or recommend a sufferer approximately Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

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