Radiation Therapy with Gamma Knife

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A doctors talks with a patient about radiation therapy with the Gamma Knife tool.

The Gamma Knife is a noninvasive, incredibly precise tool for administering radiation, usually to brain and skull-base tumors, blood vessel abnormalities and cases of neuralgia. 

Doctors are able to meticulously focus the radiation, destroying tumors without harming nearby tissue in one of the body’s most sensitive spots—the brain.

The Yale Medicine Gamma Knife Center sees a high volume of patients and has for many years. "That has given us depth and breadth of experience, even in rare cancers," says James B. Yu, MD, co-director of the center.