Gamma Knife
trademark — used for a medical device that emits a highly focused beam of gamma radiation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gamma knife — Gamma Knife® (or Leksell Gamma Knife®) is a device used to treat brain tumors with a high dose of radiation therapy in one day. The device was invented by Lars Leksell, a Swedish neurosurgeon, in 1967 at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Gamma… …   Wikipedia

  • Gamma knife — Le Gamma knife (aussi appelé couteau gamma, scalpel gamma[1] ou Leksell Gamma Knife) est un appareil utilisé pour des traitements neurochirurgicaux en radiothérapie stéréotaxique, délivrant de façon très localisée une dose élevée de rayonnements… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gamma-Knife — Couteau gamma Un couteau gamma Le couteau gamma (aussi appelé appareil Gamma Knife, scalpel gamma[1] ou Leksell Gamma Knife) est un appareil utilisé pour des traitements neurochirurgicaux en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gamma Knife — Couteau gamma Un couteau gamma Le couteau gamma (aussi appelé appareil Gamma Knife, scalpel gamma[1] ou Leksell Gamma Knife) est un appareil utilisé pour des traitements neurochirurgicaux en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gamma knife — Das Gamma Knife, auch Leksell Gamma knife (engl. knife = Messer) ist ein Strahlentherapiegerät der schwedischen Firma Elekta. Es dient der sogenannten stereotaktischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gamma-Knife — Das Gamma Knife, auch Leksell Gamma knife (engl. knife = ‚Messer‘) ist ein Strahlentherapiegerät der schwedischen Firma Elekta. Es dient der sogenannten stereotaktischen Radiochirurgie von Hirntumoren und Gefäßmalformationen. Dabei werden hochd …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gamma knife — A type of radiosurgery (radiation therapy) machine that acts by focusing low dosage gamma radiation from many sources on a precise target. Areas adjacent to the target receive only slight doses of radiation, while the target gets the full… …   Medical dictionary

  • gamma knife — a device that allows high doses of radiation in the form of gamma rays to be accurately focused on pathological tissue, with less risk of damaging adjacent normal tissue compared with conventional radiotherapy. Multiple cobalt 60 sources deliver… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gamma knife — noun a machine that produces and focuses beams of gamma rays at a specific location in the body, used to burn up diseased tissues …   Wiktionary

  • Gamma Knife therapy — A treatment using gamma rays, a type of high energy radiation that can be tightly focused on small tumors or other lesions in the head or neck, so very little normal tissue receives radiation. The gamma rays are aimed at the tumor from many… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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