Transrectal ultrasound

A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is a procedure in which a device is placed into the rectum to help a doctor locate abnormal tissue around the prostate gland or to collect a sample of tissue to examine (biopsy).

An ultrasound uses sound waves that bounce off solid structures. This type of ultrasound creates a picture of the prostate gland.

Last Updated: June 17, 2009

Author: Sandy Jocoy, RN

Medical Review: Martin Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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