4D Brachytherapy™ is a one-stage implant technique using a combination of pre-loaded stranded seeds around the periphery of the prostate gland and seeds optimally placed within the centre. From a simple clinic-based scan, a web-based nomogram allows the calculation of the number of stranded and central seeds required for the procedure.
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Using this novel combination technique the procedure can normally be performed within 45 minutes. Improved dosimetry and clinical outcomes together with reduced side effects have been demonstrated over traditional two-stage approaches.
4D Brachytherapy™ benefits:
- Real-time technique utilising accurate computer based planning in theatre to optimise dose.
- Time efficient, taking approximately 45 minutes in theatre
- Stranded seeds reduce risk of seed displacement amd improved radiation coverage of the gland.
- Utilises a library of web-based nomograms to achieve optimal seed placement.
- Individual seeds are implanted in the centre of the gland to reduce urethral dose.
- By reducing the time to perform the implant it improves efficiency and reduces potential complications
- Using optimally placed seeds allows dose to be increased in the areas of the gland where the tumour is situated.