US Prostate (For male)

  • Who should undergo ultrasound prostate:
    Male > 40 yrs old
    If you notice unusual symptoms: trouble urinating, blood in urine, lumps/ cysts (excess tissue)around your rectum,
    You’re at risk of prostate cancer
  • Preparation:
    Drink 1L of water 1hr prior to scan
    No fasting required
    Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Risks:
    No radiation risks, unlike X-ray and CT scan which involve ionizing radiation.
    A little discomfort with the cold and wet conducting gel.