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Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure ultrasound guided prostate biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your prostate. A prostate biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities found during a rectal exam or when you have an increased PSA result.We use ultrasound to locate the spot to biopsy. Depending on the area to be examined, up to 12 tissue samples can be taken. The samples are examined under a microscope for a diagnosis. (English) Colour

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Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Diagnostic Tests and Medical Equipment
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Ultrasound,
  • Cancer,
  • Biopsy,
  • Prostate,
  • Male,
  • LML,
  • Man,
  • Men
  • Adults
  • Lower Mainland Medical Imaging
Revision Date:
October 13, 2015
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