transrectal ultrasound is used to look at the prostate gland and other pelvic
organs in men. A thin probe called a transducer is covered with a lubricated
sheath similar to a condom. The transducer is then gently put into the rectum.
The transducer sound waves make a picture on a TV screen (monitor).
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Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
June 8, 2011
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June 08, 2011
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