How to Perform a Transrectal Ultrasound Scan and Prostate Biopsy

  • Fady Youssef
  • John B. Anderson


Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is used for many prostatic interventions including prostate biopsy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy, to monitor the application of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and during the investigation of male factor infertility and hemospermia.


Prostate Biopsy Peripheral Zone Transrectal Ultrasound High Intensity Focus Ultrasound Male Factor Infertility 
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Further Reading

  1. Ching CB, Moussa AS, Li J, Lane BR, Zippe C, Jones JS. Does transrectal ultrasound probe configuration really matter? End fire probe prostate cancer detection rates. J Urol. 2009 May;181(5):2077–82.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Eichler K, Wilby J, Hempel S, Myers L, Kleijnen J. Diagnostic value of systematic prostate biopsy methods in the investigation of prostate cancer; a systematic review. J Urol. 2006 May;175(5):1605–12.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK

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