Prostate ULTRASOUND (Transabdominal)

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What is Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal)?

Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal) is a medical imaging technique used to visualize and assess the prostate gland in males. It is a non-invasive and relatively simple procedure that helps in the diagnosis and monitoring of various prostate conditions. It involves the use of high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create real-time images of the prostate gland, which is a small, walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule a Prostate Ultrasound.

Exam Preparation

How to prepare for your Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal) procedure?

Preparing for a Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal) typically involves a few key steps to ensure that the procedure is as effective and comfortable as possible. Here’s how you can prepare for it:

Your healthcare provider or Sono Center Medical Group will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the ultrasound. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully.

You must drink 32 ounces (approximately 1 liter) of water about one hour before the exam. Avoid urinating and do not empty your bladder.

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to remove. In some cases, you might be asked to change into a gown provided by us.

Take your regular medications as prescribed, unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule any imaging study. If you do not have a provider referral, Sono Center can assist with scheduling a telehealth consultation for you (independent healthcare provider belonging to an external network). If you have any relevant medical history, previous imaging results, or physician referrals, please bring them with you to the appointment.

Remember that the specific instructions for preparation can vary, so it’s important to follow the guidelines provided by your healthcare provider and Sono Center Medical Group. If you’re uncertain about any aspect of the preparation, don’t hesitate to contact us or your healthcare provider for clarification. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, please contact your healthcare provider immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

Ultrasound Procedure

What to expect during your Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal) procedure?

Here’s what you can generally expect during a transabdominal prostate ultrasound procedure:

Begin by wearing loose clothes. In some cases, we may ask you to change into a gown. You will be asked to lie on your back on an examination table and will need to expose the area of your lower abdomen that is being examined.

A clear, water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area of your lower abdomen that will be examined. This gel helps to create a smooth surface and facilitate the transmission of sound waves between the transducer and your skin.

The ultrasound technologist will use a handheld device called a transducer. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that are used to create images of the internal structures. The technologist will move the transducer gently across your lower abdomen. They might press slightly to get a better view of certain organs.

The technologist will capture images of the prostate from various perspectives to ensure a comprehensive examination.

The technologist might take screenshots or measurements of specific areas of interest within your Pelvic, and surrounding areas for later evaluation by a radiologist.

Once all the necessary images have been obtained, you may wipe off the gel from your skin. You can then go about your normal activities.

A Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal) exam takes about 30 minutes to complete.

After the procedure, the images and findings of your Prostate Ultrasound (Transabdominal) will be reviewed by a radiologist, who will generate a report for your healthcare provider. We will share the report with you via a HIPAA compliant email, as well as fax the report to your healthcare provider. You must follow up with your healthcare provider to review your results. It is important for you to understand that you may have problems, disease, or abnormalities, but this study may not find them. You may need additional imaging or tests.

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