First Acquisition of an Infini Rotary Gamma Ray Stereotactic Radiosurgery System by a US Hospital
MASEP Infini, an innovator in global medical technology, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles today announced that Good Samaritan Hospital has acquired the Infini™ gamma ray radiosurgery system for its radiosurgery center. With this acquisition, Good Samaritan becomes the first hospital in the United States to offer its patients the latest generation noninvasive treatment for brain disorders in the form of the Infini™ system that combines advanced Treatment Planning Software with patented Rotary Focusing Technology. This combination allows MASEP Infini to provide clinicians with state-of–the-art radiosurgery systems at reduced life cycle costs.
"After a long technical review of existing technology, we found the Infini™ system met our strict standards for the care of patients with neurological disorders that require sophisticated and highly precise clinical intervention," stated Ching Chen PhD, physicist at Good Samaritan Hospital. "The robust software system provides unmatched precision for treatment delivery, even for the most complex cases."
The Infini™ gamma ray stereotactic radiosurgery system received FDA 510(k) clearance in March 2011. It is a high-tech system with automatic features and unparalleled dose-sculpturing abilities. Stereotactic gamma ray radiosurgery focuses radiation on specific areas of the brain to treat tumors and malformations.
"The Infini™ system automates treatment delivery, which provides physicians with outstanding tools to offer the most accurate therapeutic interventions," said Bruce Meredith, VP of MASEP Infini. "Physicians treating patients with brain disorders do not want to expose brain tissue to unnecessary radiation. That's why using multipurpose radiation equipment on brain patients is not the optimal choice."
Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to providing state-of-the-art radiosurgical treatment to its patients.
First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Good Samaritan Hospital offers a full range of medical care including its premier programs for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Neonatology Intensive Care, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones, Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery, and advanced Imaging Services. Good Samaritan was a pioneer in radiosurgery when it installed a Gamma Knife in 1991. Since then the hospital has performed over 2,800 cases. For more information visit www.goodsam.org.