Brachytherapy 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Department of Radiation Oncology, Galway Clinic, Ireland; Prostate Cancer Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Electronic address:
Purpose: To determine if Live Implant Dosimetry (LIDO) utilizing intraoperative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is equivalent to postimplant CT dosimetry (either day 0 or day 30) in patients with localized prostate cancer (PC) treated with low dose rate (LDR) prostate seed brachytherapy.
Methods And Materials: The treated population consisted of 628 men with localized (T1-T2) PC. All d'Amico risk categories (low, intermediate, and high) were included, and 437 patients were treated with monotherapy (160 Gy) [low and low tier intermediate], and the remainder (191) [high tier intermediate and high risk] with an implant boost (106 Gy) post external beam radiation, to a volume including the prostate and seminal vesicles (46 Gy). Read More