ZAP Surgical Systems today announced that Centre de Cancérologie de la Porte de Saint-Cloud (CCPSC) in Boulogne, France, has initiated patient treatments with the ground-breaking ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform. CCPSC is the first in France to offer ZAP-X and is part of the renowned American Hospital of Paris, known for offering the most innovative technologies and most advanced treatment methods. CCPSC treated three patients on their first day, each with a single brain metastasis.
As a non-invasive and painless treatment for select primary and metastatic brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has proven to provide equivalent to superior outcomes compared to costly and potentially debilitating surgeries. SRS is typically delivered in one to five brief outpatient visits and patients often return to normal activity the same day as the procedure.
The ZAP-X system uses unique gyroscopic mobility to direct radiosurgical beams from hundreds of angles to precisely concentrate radiation on the tumor target. This pioneering approach supports the clinical objective of protecting healthy brain tissue and patient cognitive function.
As the first and only vault-free and cobalt-free dedicated SRS delivery system, ZAP-X also eliminates the expense of building costly shielded radiation treatment rooms, and removes the need to maintain, secure and regularly replace live radioactive isotopes.