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Gamma Knife vs. CyberKnife

Gamma Knife vs. CyberKnife Gamma Knife is the top-of-the-line method for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatment of brain disorders. With more than 600,000 cases treated worldwide, it sets the bar against which other radiosurgery technologies are measured. Consider the following differences: Gamma Knife PerfexionTM CyberKnife 192 source cobalt unit designed exclusively for non-invasive brain radiosurgery Single [...]

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Brain Metastases

Brain Metastases For more information or questions about Gamma Knife at UAMS please email the UAMS Gamma Knife Coordinator Karen Baxter-Rhodes, RN at BaxterrhoadesKarenL@uams.edu. Gamma Knife treatment targeted only the tumor, sparing surrounding brain. The image below is a 4 month post-treatment scan. The tumor is much smaller and the swelling around the tumor has [...]

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Brain Tumor Treatment Options

Brain Tumor Treatment Options At UAMS, our neurosurgery experts treat benign and malignant brain tumors in a number of different ways. The type of treatment for a brain tumor often depends on a variety of items including where the tumor is located, tumor type and growth rate. Some brain tumors are often treated by a [...]

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Gamma Knife for Referring Physicians

For Referring Physicians Gamma Knife technology has become a vital treatment option we offer at UAMS for select patients diagnosed with a variety of brain diseases, including: Benign and malignant brain tumors Metastatic brain tumors Vascular malformations in the brain Functional disorders of the brain such as trigeminal neuralgia Gamma Knife treatment provides a variety [...]

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Gamma Knife: How it Works

Gamma Knife: How it Works Utilizing the latest diagnostic imaging and specialized three-dimensional treatment planning software, the Gamma Knife doctors at UAMS design a customized treatment plan to direct radiation beams to converge on the target location, delivering the full treatment dose.As a noninvasive treatment option, the Gamma Knife Perfexion uses up to [...]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatments

Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia For more information or questions about Gamma Knife at UAMS please call 501-603-1800 or email the UAMS Gamma Knife Coordinator Karen Baxter-Rhodes, RN at BaxterrhoadesKarenL@uams.edu. Imagine for a moment, the simple pleasures of life - a kiss from a grandchild, or even brushing your teeth - as unbearably painful.  That's what those [...]

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Cancer

Cancer Offering the expertise of specialists in various fields, our team members at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute create the best personalized treatment plan for you. Providing this kind of customized care requires the kind of options that you will find only at an academic health care facility like UAMS. Breast Cancer Colon and [...]

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Gamma Knife Glossary

Gamma Knife Glossary See the FAQs and the health library for more detailed information about the Gamma Knife. A - B C D - H I - L M - N P - R S - X Acoustic Neuroma A benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve. It is sometimes called a vestibular schwannoma or neurinoma. [...]

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Gamma Knife – Frequently Asked Questions

Gamma Knife - Frequently Asked Questions For more information or questions about Gamma Knife at UAMS please call 501-603-1800 or email BaxterrhoadesKarenL@uams.edu to contact the UAMS Gamma Knife Coordinator Karen Baxter-Rhodes, RN. What is a Gamma Knife? The Gamma Knife is not actually a knife at all. It is a stereotactic radiosurgical device that non-invasively treats malignant and [...]

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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Clinic

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Clinic You shouldn't have to make choices between receiving cancer treatment and keeping up your daily schedule. At UAMS, our infusion centers are open before and after business hours as well as on weekends and holidays to offer the flexibility you need to manage your schedule so you can continue your familiar [...]

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