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By Jeremy C. Ganz

ISBN-10: 0444635203

ISBN-13: 9780444635204

ISBN-10: 0444635262

ISBN-13: 9780444635266

The e-book offers the evolution of recommendations and know-how which resulted in the construction of the fashionable Gamma Knife. the tale starts off earlier than the second one global struggle and hyperlinks pioneers in Berkeley and Sweden. To the easiest of the author’s trust it's the first special, factually exact account of the advance of this crucial healing method.

  • The writer has been all in favour of Gamma Knife surgical procedure because the early days and has written three books and lots of papers at the topic
  • The writer is fluent in Scandinavian languages and is aware the unique pioneers within the box and has consulted with them to make sure the tale is accurate
  • The ebook is written in a casual effortless to learn kind
  • The ebook fills a vacuum within the literature. there are various brief bills of some pages yet no confidently definitive account of the tale of the Gamma Knife. additionally those brief debts all too frequently include blunders which expectantly are absent from the present text

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A three-dimensional reference system common for imaging, treatment planning, and treatment. 3. A treatment planning system by means of which the irradiation of each case can be optimized. 4. A means of producing well-defined narrow beams of radiation that selectively and safely deliver the dose under clinical conditions. 5. Adequate radiation protection. In Sweden, there was a man who had a profound influence on the development of radiosurgery from multiple directions. To begin with, he developed a threedimensional reference system of submillimeter accuracy based on his stereotactic frame.

As mentioned above, hypophysectomy was the only realistic indication for the method and conventional X-rays could not be used for this purpose because the sources of such X-rays in the 1950s did not produce beams with adequate energy. Wilson had advocated the use of the Bragg peak at the end of a particle beam, which would provide a beam of adequate energy. There would have been a number of advantages to using the Bragg peak. The first is the very high geometric precision of its margins. The second is that at Bragg peak protons and other particles have a higher RBE than photons with a high linear energy transfer (LET).

Cancer Res. 1 (3), 159–172. , 1953. Experiences with hypophysectomy in man. J. Neurosurg. 10 (3), 301–316. , 1952. Radiological use of high energy deuterons and alpha particles. Am. J. Roentgenol. Radium Ther. Nucl. Med. 67 (1), 1–27. , 1954. Irradiation of the pituitary of the rat with high energy deuterons. Am. J. Roentgenol. Radium Ther. Nucl. Med. 72 (1), 1–21. , 1958. Pituitary irradiation with high-energy proton beams: a preliminary report. Cancer Res. 18 (2), 121–134. 45 CHAPTER Stereotactic and radiosurgery concepts in sweden 5 Abstract This chapter mentions again the requirements for a radiosurgery delivery system.

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