Transrectal Prostate

  • Transrectal ultrasound is a specialized test to provide better images than viewing the prostate through an ultrasound of the external pelvis. A smaller, specially designed transducer will be inserted into the rectum.

  • Prep before procedure:

     1. Avoid blood thinners for 10 days prior to the exam. Consult with your doctor regarding this step.

     2. Use an enema 2-4 hours prior to your procedure.

     3. Drink water prior to the procedure to ensure a full bladder. Do not urinate prior to your procedure.

    What to bring with you: 

     Insurance Card

     Driver’s License

     Prescription from your doctor

    What to wear: Comfortable, loose clothing.

    After the procedure: No restrictions on activity or diet. You can go about your normal activities.

    Exam results: Ultrasound procedures are read by our Board Certified Radiologist. The report will be sent to the ordering physician generally within 24-48 hours.