Published by de Souza Institute
This illustration is published in the de Souza Institute‘s online course series, Cancer Disease Sites. The illustration is within a module giving an overview prostate cancer and its treatment.
This diagram summarizes the aspects of prostate brachytherapy:
- How radioactive seeds are placed in the prostate through needles
- How the needles are guided through a template into the perineum
- How the seed placement is imaged through use of a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
This illustration also depicts the anatomical relationship of surrounding structures, such as the bladder and colon.