Types of Imaging

The science with prostate cancer is continually evolving. While it is critical to have a solid partnership with your urologist, it's just as important that the facility that does your imaging has state of the art equipment. Keep in mind that modern equipment does not always equate to going to facilities that are considered to be a "top" according to a well-known magazine.

This technique uses a small probe inserted into the rectum to send sound waves into the prostate. The echo of the sound waves off the prostate is transformed into an image by a computer. TRUS is often used to measure the size of the prostate and as a guide for biopsy and some treatments.