Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc.
Diagnostic Ultrasound Services located in Orange, CA
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.
Prostate Ultrasound Q&A
What is the prostate?
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.
What is a prostate ultrasound?
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.
What is the process of undergoing a prostate ultrasound?
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.
When will I get the results of my prostate ultrasound?
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.