WHAT IS GAMMA KNIFE ICON?

"It's a completely noninvasive application of a technique; in
this particular case radiation used to treat the tumor in a way that requires no knives, no pain. So there's really no discomfort for the patient whatsoever."

Gamma Knife Icon is a noninvasive and innovative radiosurgery technology for the treatment of primary brain tumors, brain metastases and other central nervous system conditions. The Icon is now treating patients at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, La. Read the full announcement here.


WHAT ARE THE PATIENT BENEFITS?

Because the brain is exceptionally sensitive, extra care must be taken when treating it. The Gamma Knife Icon is a dedicated tool, capable of delivering a highly-accurate, therapeutic dose of radiation to the brain while minimizing the impact on the patient's normal brain tissues. 


HOW IS GAMMA KNIFE ICON REVOLUTIONARY?

Radiation Oncologist Perspective

Charles Wood, MD
Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake
Cancer Center

CEO Perspective

Todd Stevens
President and CEO
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Neurosurgeon Perspective

Kelly Scrantz, MD
Neurosurgeon
The NeuroMedical Center Clinic


ENHANCING INNOVATION

In the world that we live in today, innovation is really key to long term success.