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Ultrasound for Brachytherapy – “TBA Post CoVid 19”


Course description

This intensive two-day hands-on course is designed for radiotherapy personnel interested in becoming proficient in ultrasound use in brachytherapy.

The program provides participants with tuition in basic ultrasound physics, ultrasound terminology, sonographic scan planes, annotations and measurements plus probe manipulation techniques. The rationale of image-based brachytherapy is also covered, with particular emphasis on cancer of the cervix and cancer of the prostate.


  • Basic ultrasound physics and instrumentation
  • Knobology and image optimisation
  • Transducer selection
  • Probe orientation and manipulation techniques
  • Artifact recognition
  • Female pelvic anatomy and some pathologies
  • Identifying, localising and verifying gynaecological brachytherapy applicators on ultrasound
  • Prostate anatomy
  • Implant technique for prostate brachytherapy using trans rectal ultrasound
  • Identifying, localising and verifying catheters and seeds on ultrasound
  • Breast anatomy and pathology
  • Basic breast ultrasound scanning for boost localisation
  • Neck anatomy and pathology
  • Basic neck ultrasound scanning techniques for node localisation and depth measurements


Upon completion of this course participants should have an understanding of ultrasound physics and instrumentation and rationale of image-based brachytherapy for cervix and prostate cancer. This course should provide the participants with skills in image optimisation and the ability to employ ultrasound to guide insertion of brachytherapy applicators.



“I found the course very informative and interesting, well worth the time.” 

– Julie B., Wollstonecraft NSW

“I really enjoyed the hands on nature of this course. It was excellent to try the different ultrasound techniques on human models with the guidance of knowledgeable lecturers. It was great to see the different organs throughout the body.” 

– Sarah G., Elwood VIC

“I am impressed by the lecturers knowledge in ultrasound, not just the theory but putting the concept and application to work as well. I have gained much insight and definitely will recommend this institution to anyone interested in ultrasound.” 

– Jessie H., Singapore

“I found the context provided by this course to be highly relevant for my practice in brachytherapy. The course was focused and provided specific information on use of the ultrasound in brachytherapy and I would definitely recommend it for all staff starting to work in brachytherapy. “ 

– Junou H., Wellington, New Zealand

“It is time well spent. Hands on work is excellent to provide real experience applying the knowledge.” 

– Yong L., St Fawkner, VIC

“The ultrasound brachytherapy course was well-designed and had excellent access to up-to-date equipment. The facilitators were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.”
− Sharon O., Newlambton Heights, NSW

“Very good, fast paced and informative. Lots of hands on practice, which I felt was the highlight of the course.” 

– Anna N., Launceston, TAS

“A fantastic course, gave the basics to go into our departments and continue to practice and learn.”
− Chelsea O., Ryde, NSW

“The course was an excellent introduction to all aspects of ultrasound. It was especially beneficial in respect to anatomy and physiology of the female and male pelvis. Well worth the time and the tutors/lecturers are very helpful in all aspects.”
− Stephanie W., Redhead, NSW

“The course was well run, with good resources and tutor’s. The models were excelent and the focus on hands on learning was very helpfull. A very good experience.”
− Wayne S. The Oaks, NSW

“This course has opened up my knowledge of the use of U/S in Radiation Therapy. After the course, there are ideas for me to take back to my department to improve our clinical practices with U/S.
− Kathy T., Smithfield, NSW

“I found the Ultrasound in Brachytherapy course to be a tremendous help to advancing my skills as a Brachytherapy Radiation Therapist. It has given me the confidence to get in and start scanning our gynae patients.”
− Jodi P., Nelson Bay, NSW