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Comparison of full width at half maximum and penumbra of different Gamma Knife models


1 Department of Medical Radiation, Engineering Faculty, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Radiotherapy Oncology, Cancer Research Center; Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Radiation Oncology Research Centre, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hassan Ali Nedaie,
Department of Radiotherapy Oncology, Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

As a radiosurgical tool, Gamma Knife has the best and widespread name recognition. Gamma Knife is a noninvasive intracranial technique invented and developed by Swedish neurosurgeon Lars Leksell. The first commercial Leksell Gamma Knife entered the therapeutic armamentarium at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States on August 1987. Since that time, different generation of Gamma Knife developed. In this study, the technical points and dosimetric parameters including full width at half maximum and penumbra on different generation of Gamma Knife will be reviewed and compared. The results of this review study show that the rotating gamma system provides a better dose conformity.


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