UK & Ireland Prostate Brachytherapy Conference 2021 With regret, we have cancelled plans to run the May 2021 Conference. The Newcastle team had hoped the deferred meeting would go ahead, but we are still faced with a hugely uncertain situation regarding COVID-19.




2019 Conference Sponsors


Thank you to the following companies who sponsored the 2019 conference.



BXTAccelyon LogoBXTAccelyon, is the leading low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy partner to hospitals and clinics worldwide and are proud to be the sole distribution partner outside North America for the PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System, a new medical device that is set to revolutionise prostate biopsies.


BXTAccelyon has a strong commitment to offering the very best products and services to centres:

• Experts in time sensitive distribution and world class customer service support
• Established distribution network in all major international regions
• Strong commitment to Research & Development, Clinical support, Patient awareness and education


Our products

In developing and refining our product line, we have worked with leading hospitals and manufacturers to deliver a range that addresses day-to-day requirements without compromising clinical outcomes.

• PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System
• AgX100® Seed - longer silver rod improves visibility on imaging (II/CT)
• Gold Fiducial markers
• Strands and loose seeds
• Pre-loaded kits
• webBXT - on-line seed ordering system
• IsoLoader® - tailored implants with strands built in theatre


For more information please contact John Alden, Commercial Director-Northern Europe on +44 (0) 7881 029140 / [email protected]


Website: www.bxt-accelyon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bxtaccelyon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bxtaccelyon
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bxtaccelyon



Augmenix logo

Augmenix, Inc. is a franchise of Boston Scientific, focused on the development and commercialization of radiation oncology products using its proprietary hydrogel technology. Focusing initially on protection during prostate radiation therapy, The next-generation products will address spacing and marking applications throughout the body to improve radiotherapy and interventional oncology procedure outcomes. SpaceOAR® hydrogel, the company’s lead product, is a soft, absorbable gel spacer that pushes the rectum away from the prostate in men undergoing prostate radiotherapy, reducing rectal dose and injury to the rectum and surrounding tissues. SpaceOAR® hydrogel, is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has also received CE Mark approval in Europe, is approved in Australia and Japan, and is licensed in Canada. To date, over 30,000 patients worldwide have benefitted from the SpaceOAR hydrogel procedure. More information about Augmenix and the SpaceOAR hydrogel can be found at www.spaceoar.co.uk

BD Logo

BARD is a leader in solutions focused on Disease State Management in three key areas: Vascular, Urology, and Oncology.


Bard is dedicated to LDR Brachytherapy, providing a wide range of solutions to suite all techniques. We are proud to manufacture our own seeds and products. This ensures that we have total control on quality and delivery.


Visit the BARD website or contact Paul Tulk for more information [email protected]


In December 2017, Bard merged with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) to create a new global partnership for the advancement of medical care

Eckert and Ziegler Bebig logo

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG s.a. are a dedicated brachytherapy company, proudly providing a complete portfolio of products for LDR, HDR and Ophthalmic treatments.


Through on-time delivery, consistent high quality, flexible manufacturing processes and constant self-improvement, we strive to meet the needs of our customers and the expectations of our investors.


In November 2013 Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG acquired Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments, Inc., the leading manufacturer of applicators for brachytherapy, reinforcing our dedication and commitment to our business and your patients.


For more information please visit our company websites www.bebig.com and www.micknuclear.com

Elekta logoElekta Brachytherapy solutions are part of Elekta’s leading radiation therapy portfolio and encompass more than 35 years of Nucletron® innovations. This includes Esteya® electronic brachytherapy, Flexitron® afterloading, Oncentra® Brachy treatment planning, the broadest range of applicators in the industry and Real-time LDR/HDR Prostate Solutions

Visit their website for more information.


Bayer Healthcare logo

BAYER - Innovation for better health. At Bayer our commitment is to bring to patients around the world quality medicines for use in diagnosing, combating and preventing disease. Every day we work against time, researching new pathways, new molecules, new technologies – complementing our own capabilities with expertise of innovative partners from science and industry.


The success of this work is evidenced in new medicines for areas with significant unmet medical need such as oncology, cardiovascular and blood diseases, as well as gyneacology and ophthalmology. Our aim is a better quality of life for all.


Visit www.bayer.co.uk for more information.  

Mermaid Medical logo

Mermaid Medical is the exclusive authorised UK distributor for the complete CIVCO product range. This includes the AccuCARE accessory kits for ultrasound guided brachytherapy.


CIVCO Specialise in:


Template Grids

Endocavity Balloons

Endocavity Needle Guides

Sterile Drapes


Visit www.mermaidmedical.com for more information.  

Oncology Imaging Systems Logo

Oncology Imaging Systems is a forward-thinking medical device company dedicated to providing the best products and the best customer service to the medical imaging, radiotherapy and medical physics communities. OIS specialises in patient positioning and immobilisation devices as well as radiation calibration and QA equipment for dosimetry, brachytherapy, intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.


OIS is pleased to support the 2019 Prostate Brachytherapy UK & Ireland conference. We will be showcasing a range of products including our new innovative ProSpace prostate spacing balloon from BioProtect. The biodegradable device is designed to significantly reduce rectal dose, improve treatment planning options, and reduce long term toxicities enhancing the patients quality of life.


For sales enquiries, please contact: Mike Holroyd | 07967 111954 | [email protected] | www.oncologyimaging.com

SeeDOS logoSeeDOS Ltd specializes in a range of Radiation Oncology, Urology and General Medical Equipment and Services. We are also dedicated to providing you with a professional, high quality, accurate, economic, reliable and timely prostate seed implant training and equipment supply, together with other related equipment and services, to assist you in the introduction or continuation of the prostate implant technique at your clinic.


Our new range of prostate biopsy products now include MultiCore Biopsy Needles designed to simplify the taking of multiple prostate biopsies for prostate biopsy mapping.


Visit www.seedos.co.uk for more information.

Varian Logo

It’s a brave new world in Brachytherapy


As leaders in brachytherapy technologies, Varian recently launched New Bravos™ Afterloader System, clinically driven designed and engineered to create a connected ecosystem. Varian offers fully integrated, customizable treatment solutions for both planning and treatment delivery stages with:

  • Afterloaders
    • Bravos™ HDR afterloader and GammaMedplus™ iX HDR/PDR afterloader

  • Treatment Planning software
    • BrachyVision™ brachytherapy treatment planning system, Acuros™ BV advances dose calculation for brachytherapy, Vitesse™ real time planning for HDR brachytherapy, and Variseed ™ LDR prostate treatment planning system.

  • Applicators and accessories

Varian supports the following brachytherapy techniques

  • HDR Brachytherapy
  • LDR Brachytherapy
  • PDR Brachytherapy
  • Image Guided Brachytherapy


Brachytherapy, an integral part of the evolving Varian ecosystem, Learn more at www.varian.com/brachytherapy


BK Medical ultrasound systems logo

BK Medical ultrasound systems, offer unparalleled image quality with a range of specialized transducers including transducers dedicated to brachytherapy.


The newly introduced bk3000 system gives unrivalled image quality by using state of the art processing via GPU’s to form the image, instead of the CPU’s that are normally used, this allows for reduced noise and artefacts, whilst increasing detail and contrast resolution at all depths.


This new introduction complements our Flex Focus system that is extremely mobile and flexible and allows up to 4 hours of plug-free imaging.


In addition we are now working with MIM to provide an MRI Fusion solution, allowing targetted biopsies can be taken using either a transperineal ‘template’ or TRUS approach.


We have provided innovative ultrasound for over 30 years, improving patient care worldwide.


Visit www.bkmedical.com for more information.