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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Course

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

USD $6,500

The Department of Neurological Surgery and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Science present a Gamma KnifeĀ® training course, “Principles and Practice of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery,” targeted at neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and medical physicists interested in Gamma Knife radiosurgery education.

Through attendance at this Gamma Knife training program, registrants should obtain knowledge about the practical aspects of stereotactic radiosurgery using the Leksell Gamma Knife. Principles of radiation physics and radiobiology, as they apply to single-session, focused, small volume irradiation will be covered. Registrants should be able to create radiosurgery dose plans for brain tumors, vascular malformations and trigeminal neuralgia. At the close of the Gamma Knife training program, participants should be able to discuss those issues relevant to dose selection in individual patients and discuss the spectrum of complications after radiosurgery and their management.


Historical View on Stereotaxy and Radiosurgery
Frame Overview: Stereotactic Applications
Stereotactic Targeting and MR Stereotactic Imaging
Functioning/Maintenance of the Different Gamma Knife Units
Vascular Malformation Case Review
Dose Planning
Basic Radiobiology
Brain Metastases & Gliomas
Acoustic Neuromas
Basic Radiation Physics Related to Leksell Gamma Knife
Introduction to APS
Dose Planning: Metastases and Acoustic Tumors
AVM Radiosurgery – Results/Dose Planning
Informed Consent
Hands on Training: Gamma Knife
Radiation Safety & Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance fro Radiosurgery
Pituitary Tumors and AVMs
Patient Preparation and Pre-op Video tape teaching
Requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Pediatric Anesthesia for Radiosurgery
Meningiomas – Results/Dose Planning
Pituitary Tumors and Skull Base Radiosurgery
Economics and Reimbursement (IRSA)
Dose Planning: Meningiomas/Other
Trigeminal Neuralgia, Functional Radiosurgery and Epilepsy
Cavernous Malformations


July 6 @ 8:00 am
July 10 @ 5:00 pm
USD $6,500
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Department of Neurological Surgery UPMC Presbyterian
Suite B-400/200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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University of Pittsburgh


United States