Principles of Prostate Ultrasound

  • Martha K. Terris
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Although most urologists use transrectal ultrasound imaging of the prostate predominantly as a tool to accurately direct biopsies, identification of prostatic abnormalities on sonographic images can be critical in some patients.1 To accurately decipher the pathology conveyed in the areas of shadow and brightness displayed in ultrasound images, an understanding of the physical principles generating these images is essential.2


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martha K. Terris
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  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugusta

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