The treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) is complex and includes different therapies that must be often applied in a complementary manner. Radiosurgery has proved over the past 20 years as an effective solution to close (obliterate) medium and small AVMs. Advances in medical imaging and information technology have allowed the application of this technique with great precision and efficiency. In particular, intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery allows the application of a very high dose of radiation in a single session on a very specific brain volume, with no harm to the peripheral tissue. With this technique, it is possible to radiate irregular volumes by making multiple shots or radiation applications in the same session.
Centro Internacional de Cáncer at Hospital de Diagnóstico in El Salvador uses Infini™, a rotary gamma rays equipment; the latest neurosurgical technology worldwide, the first equipment of its kind in the Americas and entirely dedicated to intracranial radiosurgery, promising unprecedented accuracy and efficiency.