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A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is a procedure in which a device is placed into the rectum to help a doctor locate abnormal tissue around the prostate gland or to collect a sample of tissue to examine (biopsy).
An ultrasound uses sound waves that bounce off solid structures. This type of ultrasound creates a picture of the prostate gland.
Current as of: December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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