Gamma Knife Krefeld Centre

Krefeld, Germany


Gamma Knife


Gerhard A. Horstmann

Dr. med.

Gerhard A. Horstmann

Specialized in: gamma knife

Since November 2009, the Gamma Knife Krefeld Centre has been equipped with Gamma Knife Perfexion ™ - the world's most advanced radiosurgical device for the treatment of tumors and vascular malformations in the head. The latest generation of Gamma Knife has been decisively improved in terms of precision, dose distribution, scattered radiation, duration of treatment and comfort, whereby even more successful treatment outcomes are to be expected.

The Gamma Knife Perfexion ™ is a high-precision irradiator for radiosurgical treatment of various diseases in the area of the cranium. These include not only brain tumors and eye tumors but also pathological changes in blood vessels and nerves. The device has 192 cobalt radiation sources whose every low-dose radiation is bundled in a single point - comparable to the effect of a burning glass. Only there originates a therapeutically effective dose of radiation, which destructs the disease focus and protects at the same time completely the surrounding tissue. The main diseases that can be treated with the Gamma Knife are metastases, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, neuromas of other cranial nerves, pituitary adenomas, chordomas and chondrosarcomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), glomus jugular tumors, choroidal melanoma and trigeminal neuralgia.




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