An Ultrasound examination is the most commonly performed procedure at the Urology Centre. It is a readily available scan, which is painless and risk-free for our patients.
Our urologists frequently perform ultrasound examinations in clinic to check the kidneys, bladder and prostate for conditions such as kidney swelling (hydronephrosis) and prostate enlargement.
preparation is required by the patient before the procedure.
You will be asked to lie on a couch. A water-based gel is applied on the skin over the body part of interest. The gel may be slightly cold. This gel helps the sound waves go through the body. A handheld probe is then moved over that part.
In select cases, your urologist may advise you to undergo a transrectal ultrasound biopsy. This is used primarily for the procedure of prostate biopsy. A specially designed probe is inserted into the rectum to examine the prostate gland.
For Ultrasound examinations, there are no risks of radiation. You can return to daily tasks right away after the test.