Gamma knife radiotherapy

Gamma knife radiotherapy

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Caption: Gamma knife radiotherapy. Patient having a head frame fitted in preparation for gamma knife radiotherapy. This is usually used to treat brain tumours. The patient receives a mild anaesthetic before a frame is pinned to his head. The head must be held firm during gamma radiotherapy as this technique involves the targetting of gamma radiation on a specific region of the brain. Photographed at the Gamma Knife Centre, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

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Keywords: belgian, belgium, brussels, doctor, doctors, equipment, erasme hospital, fitting, gamma knife, gamma knife centre, head frame, healthcare, male, man, medical, medicine, nurse, nurses, patient, placing, radiation treatment, radiosurgery, radiotherapy, therapy, treatments

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