Permanent I-125 seed implant brachytherapy for prostate carcinoma

Atsunori Yorozu, K. Toya, T. Ohashi, M. Okada, T. Kasamatsu, R. Ito, T. Monma, S. Saito

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Permanent prostate brachytherapy has been increasingly used as a highly curative treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer. Many brachytherapy studies have reported favorable long-term biochemical outcomes. with a minimal morbidity that compares with surgery or external beam radiotherapy. So I-125 seed implant must be a best treatment option for a low risk group. There are some contraindications or limitation for brachytherapy. There is a learning curve as well. Combined treatment with external beam or hormone treatment may be necessary for intermediate or high risk groups. It is possible that high-quality brachytherapy may have more favorable results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-624
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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