Hello, I am new to the site. I was diagnosed with a grade 2 AVM on the right side of my head in the temporal region from a CAT scan. It was incidental, after an accident. I have an MRI and cerebral angiogram scheduled soon but the surgical doctor (Bain) already told me he recommends traditional surgery due to the delay time of radiosurgery. I think I would prefer radiosurgery unless the doctor(s) talk me out of it after the MRI/angio.
Has anyone utilized the frameless, thermoplastic mask, Gamma Knife at Cleveland Clinic (in Ohio, not Florida)? I guess I will find out in a couple weeks since I have an appointment with the radiology doctor (Rasmussen) scheduled. But I was curious if they are pushing the frame based system for accuracy. I know Cyber Knife is frameless but the Clinic does not have one. University Hospital does but I have been working with the Clinic so far.
If the frame is really necessary for accuracy I suppose I could handle it for one day. But I would like to avoid it for obvious reasons.