Prostate Gland (transrectal) / Uterus and Ovaries (transvaginal)

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Appointment: Recommended
Important Information,
Preparation:
Ultrasound Instruction Leaflet
Contrast Material: Not Required

Main Application of Transrectal Ultrasound:

  • Volume of the prostate gland in patients with enlargement of the prostate gland (difficulties during urination)
  • Structure of the prostate gland to confirm or disprove benign and malignant portions of tissue
  • Changes extending beyond the prostate gland
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the prostate region

The Procedure of Transrectal Ultrasound:

The examination is performed with the patient lying on his side. A small transducer covered with a protective sheath is carefully inserted in the rectum. The doctor then obtains images of all areas of the prostate gland and documents them. The examination usually is not painful and takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

Main Application of Transvaginal Ultrasound:

  • Shape, size and structure of the uterus
  • Myomas
  • Breadth of the mucosa in the uterus
  • Position, form and size of the ovaries
  • Cysts (cavities filled with fluid)
  • Tumors

The Transvaginal Ultrasound Procedure:

The examination is performed with the patient lying face up with legs raised on the examination table. A small transducer covered with a protective sheath is carefully inserted in the vagina. The doctor then obtains images of all areas of the uterus ovaries and documents them. The examination usually is not painful and takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Ultrasound examinations are not performed during menstruation.

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