Prostate Scan

What is a Prostate Scan?

Prostate Scan, also known as a prostate imaging test or prostate ultrasound, is a diagnostic procedure that involves the use of ultrasound technology to visualise and assess the prostate gland. This non-invasive imaging technique provides detailed images of the prostate, aiding in the detection of abnormalities or conditions affecting this important male reproductive organ.

What are the Indications for a Prostate Scan?

Prostate Scan is typically recommended for individuals experiencing symptoms such as difficulty urinating, frequent urination, or elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). It is also used for routine screenings in men with risk factors for prostate conditions, providing valuable information for early detection and intervention.

How do you prepare for a Prostate Scan?

Patients may be advised to drink water before the procedure to ensure a full bladder, which can enhance the clarity of the images. It's important to follow any specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider to optimise the accuracy of the scan.

How is a Prostate Scan Performed?

During a Prostate Scan, the patient lies on an examination table, and a transducer is gently moved over the lower abdomen or inserted into the rectum, depending on the type of ultrasound used. The transducer emits sound waves, and the echoes create detailed images of the prostate, which are then interpreted by a radiologist.

What are the Post Procedure Care Instructions for a Prostate Scan?

Patients can typically resume normal activities immediately after the scan. It's essential to follow any specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider and report any unusual symptoms promptly.

What are the Benefits of a Prostate Scan?

The benefits of a Prostate Scan include: 

  • Early detection of prostate conditions
  • Precise imaging of the prostate gland
  • Ability to monitor changes over time. 

This diagnostic tool aids healthcare professionals in making informed decisions regarding treatment plans and interventions, contributing to better prostate health management.

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