Elekta Neuro-Oncology Series #4: Dr. Sithembile Ngidi and Dr. Mogwale Motebajane - Radiosurgery in South Africa

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Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Dr. Sithembile Ngidi and Dr. Mogwale Motebajane to discuss their careers, Radiosurgery in Africa, health inequalities and the benefits of multi-disciplinary working.
To use this podcast as CPD, look at these reflection points: 
2) reflect on the challenges people with brain tumours and neurological conditions face in Africa.
3) consider the benefits of multi-disciplinary working within Radiosurgery.
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/
Gamma Knife South Africa: https://www.gamma-knife.co.za/ 
Radiotherapy resources in Africa: an International Atomic Energy Agency update and analysis of projected needs (2021): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8675892/ 
Radiotherapy infrastructure for brain metastasis treatment in Africa: practical guildelines for implementation of a stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) program (2023): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12553-023-00799-3 
Expanding radiotherapy access in Sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of travel burdens and patient-related benefits of hypofractionation (2023): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10151787/ 

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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