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Transrectal ultrasound

In Transrectal ultrasound, the transducer is shaped to fit into the rectum. A transrectal ultrasound may be done to check for problems in men or women. It is the most common test to look at the male pelvic organs, such as the prostate and seminal vesicles. Sometimes, a small sample of tissue (biopsy) may be taken with small tools inserted through the rectum during a transrectal ultrasound.

The transducer sends the reflected sound waves to a computer, which makes them into a picture that is shown on a video screen. Ultrasound pictures or videos may be saved as a permanent record.


 

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