MUSC Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife Center

MUSC's Gamma Knife Center


The MUSC Gamma Knife Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the International Radiosurgery Association (IRSA)®

The MUSC Gamma Knife Center specializes in the most advanced noninvasive surgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, vascular malformations, functional disorders and other abnormalities of the head and neck.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery focuses up to 192 individual beams of gamma radiation on a specific area of the brain. Healthy nerves, blood vessels or other nearby tissues in the path of any single beam receive too little radiation to be harmed. But the combined power where the beams converge delivers a highly effective therapeutic treatment.

A Gamma Knife Center's procedure offers safe, fast treatment with no incisions when other types of brain tumor surgery might be difficult or impossible.

MUSC’s Gamma Knife surgery technology is more advanced than most centers offer. The clinicians, physicists and engineers at our gamma knife center helped pioneer the science of radiosurgery more than 20 years ago, and this system represents the latest step in our ongoing commitment to offer patients the latest options in radiosurgery.


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