This test uses sound waves to create images of the prostate gland. The sound waves are sent from a probe inserted into the rectum.
A transrectal ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the prostate gland and surrounding tissue. The sound waves are sent from a probe inserted into the rectum.
Your healthcare provider may order this ultrasound:
Here are some things you should know before having this test.
For this ultrasound, only the end of the probe will be put into your rectum.
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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