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Prostate Seed Brachytherapy

The One-Month CT Scan

One month following the implant, you will return for a CT scan and a blood test to measure the PSA and a follow up visit to see your physician and nurse. No special preparation is required.

CT Scan
CT Scan 1 month after implant showing seeds within prostate

The CT Scan is used to check that the seeds are well positioned within the prostate and to calculate the amount of radiation being
delivered. On very rare occasions some further seeds may need to be inserted if “cold spots” were detected.

Follow-up visits with your urologist and radiation oncologist will be performed on a regular basis. These will include a physical examination and blood tests.