Sound Performed For Prostate
slow growing malignant growth, prostate cancer, starts at the prostate
gland, a major part of male reproductive system. Prostate cancers being
in the glandular tissue of the prostate and are called adenocarcinomas.
Prostate cancer sufferers would be familiar with the prostate ultrasound
earlier. Prostate ultra sound imaging is a type of ultra sound scanning
or sonography exposing the part of the body to high frequency sound waves
to produce pictures of the interior of the body.
Of the many different pieces of equipment used, the major piece is the
ultra sound scanner consisting of a console with a computer and electronics
and also a video displaying screen and a transducer.
The most important of all parts is the transducer. It is a small hand
held devise similar to a microphone and sending out a high frequency sound
wave and listening to a returning wave to get results.
As ultra sound images are caught in real time, they show the particular
structure and movement of the bodys internal organs. The prostate
ultra sound test is totally painless and helps doctors properly diagnose
and treat prostate cancer.
Two to four hours before ultra send an enema is taken to clean the patients
bowels and you will be asked to take a drink before hand as a full of
bladder enables the doctor to see the prostate very clearly.
As the prostate gland is situated directly in front of the rectum, the
prostate ultrasound test is done transrectally i.e. the transducer is
lubricated and placed into the rectum. The images are typically got from
a variety of angles to get the best view of the prostate gland and the
best and the most accurate results.
After the examination is complete the patient is asked to wait until the
images are reviewed. The entire ultra sound examination is over with in
Unless the doctor insists you need not take the test. If you are over
40 ensure you discuss with your doctor about this issue prostate cancer,
being the most commonly occurring cancer in men, world wide, this is a
very serious issue to deal with.