If you’re experiencing urinary difficulties or receive an elevated blood test result, your primary care physician might recommend a prostate ultrasound. 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. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.
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 a diagnostic 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. technician 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 technician 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 technician positions the transducer at different angles to get a comprehensive view of your prostate gland. During your ultrasound, your technician 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. technician gives your results to the radiologist. The radiologist analyzes the images and prepares a comprehensive report. The radiologist sends a signed report to your ordering physician, who goes over the results with you.
If your ultrasound uncovers any areas of concern, a follow-up appointment may be necessary. To receive the best possible treatment, make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
To schedule a prostate ultrasound appointment at Orange Diagnostic Ultrasound, Inc., call the office or book online today.