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First in Canada: Gamma Knife Icon targets brain metastases

June 16, 2017


This week, the Odette Cancer Centre Central Nervous System radiation oncology team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre became the first to use the Gamma Knife Icon to target brain metastases.

The Gamma Knife delivers focused radiation to tumours that have spread (metastasized) to brain. The frameless Gamma Knife Icon uses a mask instead of a head frame to secure the patient while radiation beams carefully target the brain tumours. Sunnybrook is the first hospital in Canada to use this machine.

Read more about the Gamma Knife Icon. 

Read more about head of the Cancer Ablation Therapy Program Dr. Arjun Sahgal’s journey to using this new piece of equipment at Sunnybrook.