If you’re experiencing urinary difficulties or receive an elevated blood test result, your primary care physician might recommend a prostate ultrasound. You may also have a family history of prostate disease or conditions. This quick, pain-free diagnostic test provides information and insights about the health and condition of your prostate. At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., in Orange, California, we provide prostate ultrasounds on-site for men of all ages. Screenings of a specific area of concern are available without a doctor's order. These can be booked through the office directly, however, a doctor's order is required for a complete diagnostic study. Please feel free to give our office a call for more details or use the button to request an appointment.
The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland located between your bladder and penis. It’s responsible for creating and releasing a special fluid that nourishes and protects sperm.
Prostate-related health problems affect men of all ages, but they’re especially common as you get older. Some of the most common problems a prostate ultrasound detects include prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and prostate cancer.
A prostate ultrasound is an imaging procedure that uses soundwaves to take 2D images of your prostate and the surrounding soft tissues.
During a prostate ultrasound, your Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc. technologist gently runs a handheld tool, called a transducer, across the surface of your skin. The transducer emits soundwaves that bounce off your internal organs. A computer translates these soundwaves and converts them into digital images. This allows your technologist to view your prostate in real-time.
At Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., we conduct prostate ultrasounds on-site in our office. Upon arrival at the facility, you lie down on an exam table on your back.
Your technologist positions the transducer at different angles to get a comprehensive view of your prostate gland. During your ultrasound, your technologist looks for any suspicious lesions, growths, or enlargement.
The process is quick and pain-free. Most men are in and out of their appointment within 30 minutes.
Following your prostate ultrasound, your Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc. technologist gives your results to the radiologist. The radiologist analyzes the images and prepares a comprehensive report. If it was a diagnostic study, the radiologist sends a signed report to your ordering physician, who goes over the results with you.
For any questions or to schedule a prostate ultrasound appointment at Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., please give our office a call or use the button to request an appointment today. 714-644-9955.