Transrectal Ultrasound

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Transrectal ultrasound

A transrectal ultrasound is used to look at the prostate gland and other pelvic organs in men. A thin probe called a transducer is covered with a lubricated sheath similar to a condom. The transducer is then gently put into the rectum. The transducer sound waves make a picture on a TV screen (monitor).

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology