Men’s Health

Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy

What is an ultrasound guided prostate biopsy? An ultrasound guided prostate biopsy is a procedure where a special needle is inserted into the prostate gland to take a small sample of tissue from the gland. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for testing, to determine the presence or absence of prostate cancer. Why... View Article


What is a urethrogram? A urethrogram is an examination of the urethra by X-ray imaging, almost always carried out on males. This information sheet relates to the procedure being carried out on a male. The urethra is the tube that runs from the bladder through the prostate and penis. A urethrogram is usually carried out... View Article

MRI of the Prostate

What is an MRI scan of the prostate? A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner uses strong magnetic fields to create an image (or picture) of the prostate and surrounding tissues. The prostate gland is a small soft structure about the size and shape of a walnut, which lies deep in the pelvis between the bladder... View Article

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