Quick Surgeries at AIIMS
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23 July 2011
New Delhi, India
Brain surgeries can be conducted with more accuracy and quickly at AIIMS now. It has introduced a new gamma knife machine which, doctors claim, has a faster set-up and treatment delivery to one or more tumours in a single session.
The machine can treat new conditions, including spinal tumours, tumours at the base of the skull, head and neck cancers and spinal arteriovenous malformations.
"The new machine was installed in the neurosurgery department in June and since then, 51 patients have been treated using the equipment," said Dr A K Mahapatra, the head of the neurosurgery department at AIIMS.