Ultrasound, Transrectal

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Title: Ultrasound, Transrectal
Description: Transrectal ultrasound; drawing shows a side view of the male reproductive and urinary anatomy including the prostate, anus, rectum, and bladder; also shows an ultrasound probe inserted into the rectum to check the prostate. Inset shows patient lying on back on a table having a transrectal ultrasound procedure.

Transrectal ultrasound. An ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum to check the prostate. The probe bounces sound waves off body tissues to make echoes that form a sonogram (computer picture) of the prostate.

Transrectal ultrasound.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Genitourinary
Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR446202
Date Created: March 4, 2013
Date Added: September 2, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com