French Hospital Becomes the First to Treat Patients With Leksell Gamma Knife Icon

August 31, 2015

The University Hospital La Timone in Marseilles, France, announced that it became the first to treat patients with its new Leksell Gamma Knife Icon.

The system, which is clinical solutions provider Elekta’s latest generation cranial radiosurgery system, was used to treat a metastasis in the brain of a 71-year-old female patient on Aug. 10.

Doctors said they also used the system to treat three other patients with metastases in the following days.

The system’s advanced motion management and imaging capabilities enable therapy using mask-based head fixation instead of the traditional rigid stereotactic frame. — Michael Cipriano