First Aussie 4D brachytherapy performed

The UK inventors of 4D brachytherapy were in Hobart last week to perform the first Australian procedure.

Their advance, which they have been using for men with prostate cancer for 7 years, involves carrying out the planning and implant of the radioactive seeds in one operation, taking about 45 minutes.

Normally brachytherapy involves two separate procedures – one to plan and