Seed Movement in Prostate Brachytherapy Implants: Clinical Measurement and Dosimetric Consequences
There are substantial uncertainties with contemporary seed placement techniques in prostate
brachytherapy, particularly with the impact of seed movement after an implant due to edema
and migration of seeds in the prostate and peri-prostatic tissues. This study will accrue 20
patients undergoing prostate brachytherapy implants and perform serial CT and MRI scans at
specified intervals (pre-operatively, day 0, day 3, day 10 and day 28) to characterize these
Prostate brachytherapy is an effective treatment option for men with localized prostate
cancer with excellent cure rates and a favourable toxicity profile. Having a more detailed
understanding of seed movement after an implant will provide clinicians with details about
the clinical impact of these phenomena on implants and provide the detailed understanding of
these phenomena that are necessary for more sophisticated brachytherapy implants that are
envisioned in the future.
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