Rotating Gamma-Based Radiosurgery Systems

The Akesis Galaxy® builds on well-proven isometric design principles that have been published in more than 2,000 peer-reviewed papers for Co-60 based radiosurgery. Healthcare centers using a rotating isometric design gamma system report than more than one million patients have been treated with the system.

The following peer-reviewed journal papers address the performance of gamma-based radiosurgery systems, including a rotating gamma system.

A treatment planning comparison between a novel rotating gamma system and robotic linear accelerator based intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy

Fareed MM, Eldib A, Weiss SE, Hayes SB, Li J, Ma CC. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Feb 2;63(3):035029.

Intensity modulated operating mode of the rotating gamma system

Sengupta, B. , Gulyas, L. , Medlin, D. , Koroknai, T. , Takacs, D. , Filep, G. , Panko, P. , Godo, B. , Hollo, T. , Zheng, X. R., Fedorcsak, I. , Dobai, J. , Bognar, L. and Takacs, E. (2018). Med. Phys., 45: 2289-2298.

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

Asgari S, Banaee N, Nedaie HA. Comparison of full width at half maximum and penumbra of different Gamma Knife models. J Can Res Ther 2018;14:260-6.

Dose distribution characteristic study of the Rotating Gamma Knife (RGK) by using the geometry analytic method

Fen Chen, Ph.D., Jun-Wen Shi, Ph.D., Zhao-Sheng Yin, M.D., M.Sc., Ying Peng, M.D., M.Sc., Yee-Min Jen, M.D., Ph.D., Jia-Ming Wu, Ph.D. Medical Dosimetry. Winter 2017, Vol 42, Issue 4, pp 251-267.

Rotating Gamma System Irradiation: A Promising Treatment for Low-grade Brainstem Gliomas

Pham Cam Phuong, Ngyuen Quang Hung, Tran Bao Ngoc, Dirk Rades, Mai Trong Khoa. In Vivo. 2017 Sep-Oct; 31(5): 957–960.

Monte carlo simulation of different source configurations for a new design of rotating Gamma Knife system

G. Mora, O. Chivanib, J. Lib, C.M. Ma. Physica Medica European Journal of Medical Physics. September 2017, Volume 32, Supplement 3, pp 272-273.

Radiosurgery with a Rotating Gamma System: A Very Effective Treatment for Symptomatic Cerebral Cavernomas

Phuong PC, Luan ND, Trang VTH, Schild SE, Rades D, Khoa MT. Anticancer Res. 2017 Jul;37(7):3729-3733.

Clinical effects and prognostic factors of gyro knife radiotherapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Yayun Cui1, Hong Zhu, Mingming Fang, Yiting Tang, Judong Luo, Liting Qian. Int J Clin Exp Med 2017;10(2):3272-3280.

Clinical Report of 2205 cases of Rotating Gamma Knife Treatment of Intracranial Diseases

Liu Jing-pin, Qin Kun-ming, Wang Ren-sheng, Huang Wei-qing, Huang Li, Lei Hai-fang, Wang Min. Guide of China Medicine. 201321.

Dosimetry of a novel rotating gamma system for stereotactic radiosurgery

Kuang-Ming Yang, M.D. , Steen J. Madsen, Ph.D., Wei-Li Chen, Ph.D., Wei-Peng Kuan,Ph.D., Ronald F. Young, M.D., Ching Chen, Ph.D.  Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT, 2011; 1(3): 183-196.

MASEP gamma knife radiosurgery for secretory pituitary adenomas: experience in 347 consecutive cases

Heng Wan, Ohye Chihiro, Shubin Yuan. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2009; 28(1): 36.

The GyroKnife Digital Cobalt-60 Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery System

Szeifert György T., Han Hong Xun, Lin Lixin,, Quiang Mi Zhi, Lou Guang Hua, Nyáry István. Hungarian Medical Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2008).

Rotating and static sources for gamma knife radiosurgery systems: Monte Carlo studies

Cheung JY, Yu KN. Med Phys. 2006 Jul;33(7):2500-5.

The Rotating Gamma System Gamma ART 6000: a Review of the First 100 Patient Treatments

Helenoswki, Tomasz K., M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL, USA
Presented at the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society’s annual meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 9/14/05.

Rotating Gamma System Radiosurgery for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

Zhou D., Liu Z., Yu X., Qi S., Du J. 4th Congr Asian Soc Stereotact Funct Comput-Assist Neurosurg, Beijing, 2000. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2000;75:109–116.

Physics of rotating gamma systems for stereotactic radiosurgery

Goetsch SJ, et al. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., Vol. 43, No. 3, pp.689–696, 1999.

Geometrical Accuracy Test Obtain on the OUR Rotating γ-System

Szeifert, György T. Journal of Radiosurgery, September 1999, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 181-188.

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