Today: Jul 20, 2024

Avera’s Gamma Knife: Cutting-edge tech for battling brain tumors.

5 months ago


  • Shawn Carlson battled cancer twice and faced a recurrence in her brain.
  • Dr. Arneson used Gamma Knife technology to treat the lesions in Carlson’s brain.

In the Avera Medical Minute article, Shawn Carlson’s journey with cancer is highlighted. After experiencing a recurrence in her brain, Dr. Arneson used innovative Gamma Knife technology to target and treat the lesions. The treatment, which involved a stereotactic frame and conscious sedation, successfully resolved or scarred down the lesions. In addition to Gamma Knife, other treatments were used to bridge the blood-brain barrier and prevent new lesions from emerging. With regular check-ups and a positive attitude, Carlson continues to face her cancer journey with optimism and hope.