Transrectal Ultrasonography of the Prostate Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: Sugandh Shetty, MD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the prevalence of prostate cancer?

How is prostate cancer treated?

What is the role of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer?

What are the AUA guidelines for the early detection of prostate cancer?

What are the possible applications of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in the detection of prostate cancer?

What is the benefit of color Doppler as an adjunct to transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) for the detection of prostate cancer?

What is the benefit of contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) for the detection of prostate cancer?

What is the benefit of intermittent and harmonic ultrasonography for the detection of prostate cancer?

What is the benefit of high-intensity focused ultrasonography (HIFU) for the detection of prostate cancer?

What is the role of elastography in the detection of prostate cancer?

What are the benefits of MRI-ultrasound fusion for the detection of prostate cancer?

When is transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) indicated in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer?

What are the contraindications for TRUS-guided biopsy of the prostate?

What is the anatomy of the prostate needed to perform transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)?

What is the role of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in monitoring during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy?

What is the role of preprocedural enema before TRUS-guided biopsy of the prostate?

What is the role of antibiotic prophylaxis before TRUS-guided biopsy of the prostate?

Periprocedural Care

What equipment is needed to perform transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) of the prostate?

What is the role of anesthesia in the performance of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) of the prostate?

How is the patient positioned for transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) of the prostate?

Technique

How is transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) of the prostate performed?

How is volume measurement determined during transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) of the prostate?

How is TRUS-guided biopsy of the prostate performed?

What is the role of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer?

What is the role of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in brachytherapy for prostate cancer?

What is the role of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in cryotherapy for prostate cancer?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the performance of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) of the prostate?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Transrectal Ultrasonography of the Prostate?

Which medications in the drug class Local Anesthetics, Amides are used in the treatment of Transrectal Ultrasonography of the Prostate?