Update on prostatic ultrasound

R. C. Sanders, U. M. Hamper, W. F. Dahnert

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Although there is good evidence that carcinomas of the prostate are usually seen as echopenic masses within the external zone of the prostate, it is unclear how often an echopenic mass has an origin other than carcinoma of the prostate. Technical problems at the periphery of the gland not uncommonly create echopenic areas on an artifactual basis. Whether ultrasound will prove to be a satisfactory screening method for the detection of carcinoma of the prostate is yet to be decided. Prospective studies are in progress, but it has not yet been established whether prostate screening is a worthwhile procedure. The best possible equipment is required to detect these subtle lesions; cheap equipment will probably not give adequate results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-118
Number of pages9
JournalUrologic radiology: A journal of diagnostic imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1988


  • Echopenic mass
  • Prostate carcinoma
  • Prostatic ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology


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