Lateral positioning technique for the treatment of far-lateral targets with the Leksell gamma knife: technical note.


OBJECTIVE To describe a procedure for Leksell gamma knife (LGK) radiosurgery in a lateral position, for treatment of far-lateral intracranial lesions. METHODS Positioning of the patient in the lateral decubitus position during LGK treatment switches the x and y axis coordinates. This increases the range of the x axis from 52 to 148 mm to 40 to 160 mm (i.e… (More)


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