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).
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology