Quantifying Needle Deflection and Tissue Deformation in Transperineal Interstitial Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy: A Basis for Development of Next-Generation Implant Technique
Prostate brachytherapy is an effective treatment option for men with localized prostate
cancer, with excellent cure rates and a favourable toxicity profile. With the current needle
insertion technique, seed placement inaccuracy is primarily caused by needle deflection and
soft tissue deformation, which both occur during the brachytherapy operation. This study
will accrue 20 patients undergoing prostate brachytherapy implants and acquire a series of
ultrasound images, video clips and one CT scan.
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