Transrectal ultrasound

Picture of 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).

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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