Gamma Knife radiosurgery resultsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04487
Gamma Knife radiosurgery results
Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses multiple, tiny beams of radiation to shrink tumors. The left brain scan shows a pretreatment image of a noncancerous tumor — an image enhanced by the use of a special dye (contrast agent). At six months after treatment (middle image), the tumor appears slightly larger but doesn't take up as much of the contrast agent — isn't as bright in the center — indicating a positive treatment effect. At seven years (right image), the tumor appears much smaller.