Transrectal Ultrasound of the Prostate (2022)
The Urologist is uniquely qualified by training and experience to perform and interpret transrectal ultrasound of the prostate (TRUS). TRUS performed by the Urologist enhances patient care by providing a minimally invasive procedure that gives real-time information for a rapid and accurate diagnosis. Urologists desire to maintain their high degree of proficiency in performing, interpreting and documenting this imaging study. This video re-enforces the concepts and techniques required to perform high-quality transrectal ultrasound examinations of the prostate.
- Urology residents
After completing this activity, the participants should be able to:
- Identify the normal transrectal ultrasound appearance of the prostate.
- Describe the protocols and technique for transrectal ultrasound of the prostate.
- Discuss the common indications for transrectal ultrasound of the prostate.
- Appraise the ultrasound appearance of common pathology of the prostate.
- Demonstrate the basic transrectal ultrasound examination of the prostate, including documentation and patient safety.
- Outline the role of ultrasound imaging during prostate biopsy.
The educational content in this activity was reviewed in February 2022 by:
Pat F. Fulgham, MD
Surgical Director of Oncology
Department of Urology
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Disclosures: Nothing relevant to disclose
AUA Staff have nothing to disclose.
COI WORK GROUP
No relevant financial relationships were identified.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
To claim credits/hours of participation, participants must view the online video, take the online posttest, passing with a score of at least 80%, complete and submit the evaluation.
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The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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This activity was peer reviewed May, 2012 and 2015, 2018, 2022. Course was not offered in 2020 or 2021.
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- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Non-Physician Participation