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.
Adler, M.D., 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.
Stereotaxis is derived from the Greek words stereos, meaning "three-dimensional," and taxis, meaning "orderly arrangement." The concept of stereotactic radio-surgery was developed in 1951 by Swedish neurosurgeon Lars Leksell
. The idea of navigation within a three-dimensional field formed the basis for the system known as the Gamma Knife.
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.