Use of ultrasound scan in prostatic I-125 implantation.

Academic Article


  • The average dimension of prostate was measured by transabdominal ultrasonography preoperatively to compare with direct intraoperative measurements in 28 patients undergoing suprapubic I-125 seed implantation for the treatment of prostatic cancer. A highly significant correlation (r = 0.932) was found between these two measurements. Transabdominal ultrasonography is a relatively simple and accurate non-invasive method of determining the number of I-125 seeds needed to implant the patient with prostatic malignancy.
  • Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma, Brachytherapy, Humans, Iodine Radioisotopes, Male, Patient Care Planning, Prostate, Prostatic Neoplasms, Ultrasonography
  • Author List

  • Kim RY; Brascho DJ; Wilson EE
  • Start Page

  • 1971
  • End Page

  • 1973
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 10