What’s new at the hospital:
Gamma Knife arrives
The new Gamma Knife is the first of its kind in Alberta, and only the second in Canada to include the Icon upgrade, which will allow brain surgeons to perform non-invasive, life-saving brain surgery on patients.
“There’s no incision – which means no risk of infection, and no prolonged recovery,” says Dr. Keith Aronyk, Clinical Head of Neurosciences at the University of Alberta Hospital. “This is huge for people with debilitating brain conditions, or hard-to-reach tumours.”
With the arrival of Gamma Knife, the Scott and Brown Families Advanced Imaging & Gamma Knife Centre is officially complete. The Gamma Knife will be guided by the precise imaging of the clinical 3T MRI, which opened at the centre in October 2016.