Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center now offers the most precise, noninvasive treatment for brain tumors and other central nervous system disorders with the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™. This is the only system of its kind in the Gulf South. If you are a physician, patient or caretaker and would like to learn more, please call (225) 767-0847.
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
President and CEO
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Kelly Scrantz, MD
The NeuroMedical Center Clinic