What is prostate brachytherapy?

Brachytherapy, also known as radioactive interstitial isotope therapy, involves placing permanent radioactive “seeds” into the prostate gland. Brachytherapy delivers a prescribed dose of radiation directly to the cancer cells whilst minimising the risk of radiation-therapy to surrounding organs at risk. Prostate Brachytherapy may be done alone or in conjunction with external beam radiation-therapy/hormonal therapy. It is an outpatient procedure. Prostate Brachytherapy utilises the “Real-Time” interactive method resulting in maximum radiation effectiveness.