Gamma Knife treats cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in the brain. The Synergy S system was developed to also treat cancerous and non-cancerous tumors but those located in other areas of the body as well as hard to access tumors in the brain.

Both are available at Riverside & University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center. And both use highly accurate beams of radiation in place of incisions, so procedures are painless, with less risk of complications, and recovery is faster compared to conventional surgery.

Neurosurgeon James Lesnick, MD, will discuss the Gamma Knife, Ron Kersh, MD, a radiation oncologist will talk about the Synergy System and Martin Richardson, MS, DABR, a medical physicist, will provide information on the procedures. In addition, former patients will be on hand to describe their experiences.

This time, the focus in on inner space.

For more information and to register for this event, call (757) 534-5220. Registration is not required. If you find at the last minute you can attend, please feel free to join us. If you know in advance you are planning to come, registration will help us better prepare for the event.

Where: Virginia Air & Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669-4033

When: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Reception at 7:00 pm, Lecture at 7:30 pm

Elekta, manufacturer of the Gamma Knife and SynergyS systems, is sponsoring the reception. In addition to attending the reception and lecture, attendees are also welcome to tour the museum for free.