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The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
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"" New Gamma Knife for Brain Surgery ""
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"" Cancer Center Wins Role in Clinical Trials Campaign ""
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  New Formula for Lower CT Radiation Dose for Children  
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  Medical Center Rated Top Hospital For 5th Year in a Row  
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  Artificial Implants Replace Damaged Cervical Discs  
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  UC Davis Study Finds C-Section Safer for Breech Births  
     
  UC Davis Medical Center Among Top 50 Hospitals  
     
  Grant Aims to Improve Care of Chronic Illness  
     
  Patients' Requests Influence Doctors' Behavior  
     
  Career Satisfaction Down in Ob/Gyn Nationally  
     
  Cancer Center First in Clinical Trials Enrollment  
     
  New Chronic Disease Management Program  
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Fall 2003 Issue
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New gamma knife for brain surgery

UC Davis Medical Center's Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program has acquired a new state-of-the-art gamma knife that uses radiation to perform brain surgery without a scalpel.

With the acquisition of the gamma knife, UC Davis becomes the only institution in the Sacra- mento region and one of a small number in the country equipped offer patients two radiosurgery options. Since 1994, UC Davis has performed radiosurgery using the Linac-based BrainLab System with micro multileaf collimation, which can treat larger, irregular-shaped lesions. The new gamma knife system will treat smaller lesions with increased accuracy.

Allan Chen, director of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program and a National Cancer Institute-trained radiation oncologist, leads an experienced, multidisciplinary radiosurgery team that includes neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, radiosurgery nurses and radiation therapists.


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