Gamma Knife Center Research

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Wake Forest Gamma Knife Center is home to a number of research studies. Our researchers have helped define some of the current standards of care in using radiosurgery to treat brain tumors, as well as trigeminal neuralgia.

Some of our most notable publications include:

  • Cavity-directed radiosurgery as adjuvant therapy after resection of a brain metastasis
  • Repeat Gamma Knife radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Toxicity of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in the treatment of intracranial tumors in patients with collagen vascular diseases or multiple sclerosis
  • Use of 3.0-T MRI for stereotactic radiosurgery planning for treatment of brain metastases: a single-institution retrospective review

Today, our Gamma Knife researchers continue to:

  • Find ways to more precisely treat targets close to critical brain structures, such as the optic nerve, brain stem and pituitary gland
  • Find drugs that make cancerous brain tumors more sensitive to radiation, making them easier to cure
  • Better understand brain injuries caused by radiation, better treat people who have them, and find ways to prevent them
  • Model how Gamma Knife can treat functional disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, tremor, dyskinesia and trigeminal neuralgia
Last Updated: 04-10-2014
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