The Gamma Knife of Spokane Clinical Research Program is a collaborative research approach between surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-otologists, and medical physicists. This group places research emphasis on investigating the clinical outcomes of patients who undergo Gamma Knife Radiosurgery as a treatment for benign and malignant conditions of the brain and head and neck regions. We feel that progress in radiosurgical techniques requires a unique blend of clinical specialties to fully understand treatment challenges and options for improving patient outcomes.
The Gamma Knife of Spokane has been identified by the manufacturer (Elekta) as the "best example of a community-based Gamma Knife facility in the United States."
This collaborative group of surgeons, radiation oncologists, neurotologist and clinical support staff has access to shared hospital resources, as well as our mature clinical database of over 3,000 patients since 2002.
The result of this collaboration and data has yielded 22 peer-reviewed clinical study publications and 4 invited book chapters.