Men in Boca Raton, Florida, who require a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy can receive the diagnostic testing they need from the prostate cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Effective treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis, so you should seek the most knowledgeable specialists available to evaluate your case. The surgeons, medical oncologists and other experts in our Urological Oncology Program focus solely on treating prostate cancer and other genitourinary conditions, so they have refined knowledge about how to diagnose and treat all aspects of prostate cancer. You can come to Moffitt from Boca Raton, FL, to undergo a TRUS biopsy with or without a referral.
A TRUS biopsy provides a precise way for a physician to take samples of the prostate for testing. The procedure involves the release of high-frequency sound waves toward the prostate, allowing a computer to form a visual representation of the gland for a surgeon to review. The surgeon will then guide a needle into the prostate while monitoring its placement on a computer screen. Using the needle, the surgeon will take a small sample of tissue for analysis by a pathologist under a microscope.
Some of the reasons a TRUS biopsy may be recommended include:
- Detection of a prostate nodule during a digital rectal exam (DRE)
- Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in a blood test result
- Abnormalities found in or near the prostate during a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
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To have a TRUS biopsy performed by a knowledgeable prostate cancer specialist, call 1-888-663-3488 or register online to become a new patient. If you contact us based on a referral, we’ll work closely with your referring physician before, during and after the procedure to ensure the best possible treatment and care.