Benefits of Data Enrichment Solutions for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Planning


Selçuk Peker, MD, from Koç University Hospital in Istanbul discusses the benefits of data enrichment solutions for Gamma Knife radiosurgery planning. He begins by giving some background on Gamma Knife radiosurgery. He then outlines the issues associated with planning for Gamma Knife, which include distortion of MR images, target definition contouring, anatomical atlas organs at risk (such as the optic nerve, brainstem, etc.), radiation necrosis and treatment effect, and finally arteriovenous malformation treatment and DSA registration. Using case examples, Dr. Peker discusses how the range of Brainlab Elements software applications work in conjunction with GammaPlan to support radiosurgical planning and treatment.


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First, I'd like to thank Brain Lab for inviting me here to be with you. My topic will be on "The Benefits of Data Enrichment Solutions for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Planning." All of you know that Gamma Knife radiosurgery was installed first in 1968. It means that today we are celebrating its 50 years of age, and about 330 centers all over the world doing Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and more than 1.2 million patients have been treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery. The first software for GammaPlan was KULA. And after that, in the following years, GammaPlan's came to the stage....

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