History of Novalis
In 1951, the use of focused high-energy radiation for the treatment of brain disorders was introduced by Lars Leksell, a physician at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Clinical applications began in 1967 with the introduction of cobalt radiation sources.
Since then, the technology's precision and possibilities, as well as the number of clinical conditions that can be treated, have greatly improved and different approaches have been developed. Novalis, a current state-of-the art treatment device, was introduced in 1997.
Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery builds upon the possibilities and precision of these early systems. With Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery, doctors use computerized and highly sophisticated software to develop a customized treatment plan which is specially adapted to your individual needs