The university of Texas acquires Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion for targeted brain lesion treatments


The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will add Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™, an advanced radiosurgery device specifically designed to treat one or more lesions in the head in a single session, to their radiation oncology department.

Eric Chang says, Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion suits our clinical needs. The device will be used initially to treat primary brain and skull base tumors as well as single and multiple brain metastases in a single session.

Designed to extend the system’s reach down to the level of the skull base and cervical spine, Perfexion is scheduled to be delivered to M. D. Anderson by March 2009 and should be operational by mid-2009, he adds. 

Joseph K. Jachinowski, President and CEO of Elekta North America said, Elekta is committed to supporting radiosurgery and neuro-oncology by providing highly refined tools that support specific clinical objectives, yet share a common foundation in terms of image and information management.