I had IMRT only and when the gold seeds, or fiduciaries as the tech called them, were placed I asked if I could see the CT scan taken to do the initial location. The fiduciaries are unmistakable on the scan. There is bright light at the location. I do not know what the radiation seeds look like so I cannot comment on them. You might ask if you can see the films of the placement of the seeds and fiduciaries.
At least you radiation tech had the good sense to call off the treatment. I am sure you have read the latest on the VA in PA.
Best of luck to you.
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones