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Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

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  • Current state of knowledge for various indications for which the Gamma Knife is used
  • Showing various steps in the assessment, acceptance and management of Gamma Knife patients
  • Frequently met problems and their solutions are described
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Today, over 500,000 patients have been treated world wide in 250 Gamma Knife Centres in 37 countries each one treating between 150 and 700 patients a year. The current book serves as a textbook, training manual and reference book for those involved in Gamma Knife practice covering the theoretical background, the practical aspects of treatment, the social side of the method and necessary information not only for users but for those who refer to the Gamma Knife. It also covers some aspects of the hospital and social administration required for optimal use of the technology, also looking at the effect of the internet on specialist medical practice. It also presents the completely new Gamma Knife (Perfexion), a new technology which extends the range of the Gamma Knife and will be the treatment standard for the future.

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Background Principles and Technical Development

  2. The Patient’s Experience

  3. The Gamma Knife and Specific Diseases: Tumours


From the reviews:

“This is a didactically well-written book on stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain. … The book’s structure is logical and easy to follow. … The book is of great interest to neurosurgeons whether beginners or advanced in the field of radiosurgery. … The book should be part of the library in any radiosurgery center that treats lesions of the CNS and in any department of neurosurgery … . It should be mandatory reading for young neurosurgeons irrespective of the subspecialty they might choose.” (Thomas Mindermann, Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 154, 2012)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bergen, Norway

    Jeremy C. Ganz

About the author

Jeremy C. Ganz, born in 1943 in the UK, he is a Cambridge University graduate. He moved to Norway in 1976 and became a staff neurosurgeon in Bergen from 1979. He became director of the world’s 5th Gamma Knife in 1988. From 1993 he taught Gamma Knife radiosurgery to new users in over 75 centres round the world. He built up a Gamma Knife Centre in Cairo between 2001 and 2007 then returning to the Bergen Gamma Knife team.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

  • Authors: Jeremy C. Ganz

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Vienna

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag/Wien 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7091-0342-5Published: 11 October 2010

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-7091-1729-3Published: 11 October 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-7091-0343-2Published: 08 September 2010

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 376

  • Topics: Neurosurgery

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