Elekta Neuro-Oncology Series #1: Katie Hunt and Esther Buckland - Physics and Patient Experience of Radiosurgery

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Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Katie Hunt and Esther Buckland to discuss their careers, the National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery, physics behind radiosurgery and the patient experience of the workflow.
To use this podcast as CPD, look at these reflection points: 
2) reflect on the importance of individualised treatment pathways to ensure we meet the NHS commitment to personalised cancer care. 
3) watch the videos by the National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery on the patient experience: https://www.gammaknife.org.uk/treatment/videos
4) watch this video on the Elekta Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxikNfTbtzw 

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Links from podcast:
The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery: https://www.gammaknife.org.uk/
The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery Videos on how to prepare for treatment: https://www.gammaknife.org.uk/treatment/videos
Therapeutic Role of Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Neuro-Oncology (2020): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023953/
Characterization and commissioning of a Leksell Gamma Knife ICON system for framed and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery (2022): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35064749/

Non-Cancerous Conditions Links:
The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery Other Conditions Treated: https://www.gammaknife.org.uk/conditions-treated/conditions
Elekta case stud on bilateral thalamotomy with Leksell Gamma Knife for Essential Tremor: https://www.elekta.com/medical-affairs/case-studies/case-study-bilateral-thalamotomy-with-leksell-gamma-knife-for-essential-tremor/
Gamma Knife radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2022): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9160151/
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery For Brain Vascular Malformations: Current Evidence And Future Tasks (2019): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6874113/
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Review and Update (2022): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9452385/

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