The treatment of brain cancer in the UK has taken a big step forward after the NHNN took delivery of the country’s newest Gamma Knife® technology.

The installation of the 20 tonne piece of kit took all the precision of a military operation involving six lifts from a 500 tonne crane, a road closure and careful management of radioactive sources.

The Gamma Knife, manufactured by Elekta, will focus primarily on treating patients for brain metastases – tumours that develop in the brain from cancers elsewhere in the body.

For the full story and images of the Gamma Knife being delivered please see here.

Further information can be provided by:-

Ian Lloyd
Head of communications
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 020 3447 9506 Internal ext 79506