Prof Lars Leksell
, the founder of Elekta, reportedly developed this innovative center-of-arc-based stereotactic system at Karolinska University Hospital.
Dade Lunsford, MD, FACS, is Lars Leksell
Professor and Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Director, Center for Image Guided Neurosurgery, Director, Residency Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
the professor of neurosurgery and radiation oncology, at Stanford University Medical Center, was the first person who developed the CyberKnife System after completing his fellowship in Sweden along with Lars Leksell
, MD, the founder of radio-surgery.
The pallidotomy procedure was initially developed in the 1950s by Lars Leksell
with the introduction of human stereotactic surgery in 1947.
, who in the late 1960s and early 1970s developed the Leksell Gamma Knife[R] while on staff at Karolinska.
Both Karolinska and Elekta are members of the Swedish medical technology industry and are linked through Lars Leksell
, who in the late 1960s and early 1970s developed the Leksell Gamma Knife while on staff at Karolinska.
(1907-1986), inventor of the radiosurgical instrument that bears his name and a faculty member of Karolinska University Hospital (Solna, Sweden), performed the world's first Gamma Knife[R] surgery at nearby Sophiahemmet Hospital, the location of the first Leksell Gamma Knife.
Symons concludes: "Professor Lars Leksell
envisioned a gentler alternative to open surgery and ultimately defined the field of stereotactic radiosurgery.
Professor of Neurological Surgery at UPMC.
The Gamma Knife Center at Cromwell Hospital has been a success, with over one thousand patients treated since inauguration in 1998, benefiting British and over seas patients", says Professor Christer Lindquist, MD, PhD, Director of the Gamma Knife Center at Cromwell Hospital and a Gamma Knife pioneer together with Professor Lars Leksell
in the 1970's and 80's.
Lunsford is the Lars Leksell
Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.