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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuromas: Treatment Options
Reflective Question


Target Audience:

Surgeons and Health professionals who are responsible for care and treatment of patients with Acoustic Neuroma.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able differentiate the different options for treatment of Acoustic Neuromas and the efficacy and applicability of Gamma Knife surgery in these cases.


Dade Lunsford, M.D - Lars Leksell Professor and Distinguished Professor
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology Oncology
Director, Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
Director, Residency Training Program
Dr. Lunsford is a consultant and shareholder with Elekta Instruments, Inc.

Douglas Kondziolka, M.D - Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology. He is also Vice Chairman, Education, Department of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director, Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
Dr. Kondziolka is a consultant with Elekta Instruments, Inc.

John C. Flickinger, M.D. - Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Flickinger receives grant/research support from Elekta Incorporated.

Presenters for this program have been requested to identify financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which, in the context of their topics, could be perceived as real or apparent conflicts of interest.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.