TRUS/BIOPSY

Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), also called prostate ultrasound, provides images of the prostate and surrounding tissue and allows the physician to examine the gland for abnormalities (e.g., enlarged prostate [BPH], prostate cancer).

TRUS and prostate biopsy can be used to diagnose prostate cancer in patients with an abnormal digital rectal examination or elevated PSA level, to assess prostate volume, to detect inflammation of the prostate (e.g., prostatitis), and to help determine the cause of infertility (e.g., blockages caused by prostatic cysts). Transrectal ultrasound also can be used to deliver and monitor prostate cancer treatments such brachytherapy and cryotherapy.

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