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Brachytherapy

Permanent Radioactive Seed Implants

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Permanent Radioactive Seed Implants

Permanent seed implantation, also known as brachytherapy, involves the insertion of small, carefully spaced, radioactive pellets into the prostate. After implantation, the seeds emit a low but continuous energy over a period of...

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High Dose Rate Temporary Seed Implants

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High Dose Rate Temporary Seed Implants

High dose rate brachytherapy (HDR) is done in 4 steps. The first step is placement of catheters into and around the prostate. Once the catheters are in position, the two next steps are called “simulation” and “dosimetry.” Simulation involves taking...

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