At Longevity Medical, the Power Color Doppler Ultrasound is used to produce sonographic images of the prostate. It is essentially a more sophisticated version of traditional ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a detailed image of the body’s internal structures. It is often referred to as a “TRUSP” (TransRectal Ultrasound of Prostate).
Prostate sonograms are safe, painless, and inexpensive. Unlike other screening methods, they can be repeated as often as necessary to closely monitor areas of concern and assess treatment efficacy.
One primary advantage of Power Color Doppler Ultrasound in the detection of prostate cancer is that it has a much higher resolution and the ability to highlight (hence the term “color” in the name) areas of blood flow in dense or soft tissue. This allows specific problems, such as tumors or inflammation, to be viewed and measured clearly. For these reasons, sonograms have been found to be a more effective alternative to biopsies in detecting prostate tumors, and superior to MRI and PET/CT Scans as a means for tracking these tumors.
Power Color Doppler Ultrasound can also be used to monitor inflammation, such as could be seen in cases of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), and Prostatitis.