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Neurosurgery research. Russian neurosurgeon Professor Andrei Golanov with a patient about to undergo brain surgery. This brain surgery is being carried out with the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion (at left). This device is used as part of stereotactic radiosurgery, where radiation is focused on the brain to kill malignant brain tumours (cancers). Golanov is head of the Radiosurgery and Radiology Department at the Burdenko Neurosurgery Research Institute, Moscow, Russia, where this surgery is being performed. Photographed in 2012.
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