Prostate Ultrasound

Ultrasound or sonography involves sending sound waves into the body. These sound waves reflect off the internal organs and are recorded by special instruments that create images of anatomic parts. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound images are captured in real time so they can show movement of internal tissues and organs, such as the flow of blood in arteries and veins.

Prostate ultrasound is used to detect possible disorders within a man's prostate gland. Ultrasound images can indicate when the prostate is enlarged or when there is an abnormal growth that might be cancer.

Prostate Ultrasound Preparation These instructions are IMPORTANT. Please follow them.

  • You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam.

  • A full bladder helps with visualization of the prostate gland, so you will be asked to drink 32 oz/1litre of water finishing one hour prior to your exam, so your bladder is full.