The Gamma Knife experts at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine were excited to get their hands on the new Gamma Knife® Icon™ last week. After a dramatic September delivery and a month of installation and equipment preparation, the day finally arrived: The team was allowed into the treatment room to unpack all the accessories and start running tests and simulations. From warming up the soft mesh masks to ensure a perfect fit, to using a volunteer stand-in to check patient comfort and safety, to checking the control room feed from the treatment room, the team ran through many of the steps used in a real procedure. There is more unpacking and organizing and testing to do before we welcome our first patients in a few weeks, but we are eager to get to work! Watch the slide show below to see our team putting the new Gamma Knife through its paces.

Update: Gamma Knife Center Opens

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