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IPSS trends for Cs-131 permanent prostate brachytherapy

      Purpose: Cs-131 has an implied advantage of shortening the duration of side-effects due to its shorter half-life (9.7 days) versus I-125 (59.4 days). Over 90 patients have had permanent prostate implant brachytherapy with Cs-131 seeds at Geisinger Medical Center since March 2006. Patients are routinely followed with serial IPSS to assess the extent of their urinary symptoms.
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