Prostate Scan DETAILS
A very valuable tool in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Our Prostate (or Rectal) scan test is a noninvasive procedure that requires no sample collection. You only need to visit your selected laboratory for the procedure to be conducted by appropriate personnel.
Prostate (or Rectal) ultrasound scan of the prostate is a very valuable tool in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. When combined with rectal digital examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA), very small prostate cancer can be easily identified.
The test is also helpful in evaluating the seminal vessels and other perirectal tissue. Also, ultrasound is very helpful in guiding the direction of a prostate biopsy and can be extremely helpful in quantitating the volume of a prostate cancer.
Disclaimer: Laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as a "stand-alone" item. Test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental information/tests. The meaning of your tests results will be explained by your healthcare providers, based on additional information you provide them.