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Departments wishing to deliver HDR brachytherapy need to have an established brachytherapy program and ideally be treating at least 10 patients with cervix brachytherapy per year.r Each department must ensure that regular QA is performed on their brachytherapy planning system and the HDR afterloader equipment. For further information, see the ACPSEM Guidelines 2013.r

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25 May 2020