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[Transrectal three dimensional sonography. Techniques and indications].
Strasser, H; Frauscher, F; Klauser, A; Mitterberger, M; Pinggera, GM; Rehder, P; Herwig, R; Bartsch, G;
Urologe A. 2004; 43(11):1371-1376


Mitterberger Michael


In 3-D transrectal ultrasound it is possible, for the first time, to investigate the region of interest in three planes simultaneously. Exact examination of the organs of the small pelvis as well as of pathologic changes in the region of the pelvic floor can be performed with this new imaging technique. The bulbourethral glands can be investigated routinely, which enables the diagnosis of cysts of these glands. The prostatic zones, their relations as well as the growth of the transitional zone during the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia can be visualized. Furthermore, 3-D transrectal ultrasound allows investigation of morphology and function of the rhabdosphincter. The contractility of the muscle can be quantified. 3-D ultrasound guided puncture and drainage of prostatic abscesses represents a minimally invasive therapeutic modality. This technique can be used to place needles as well as implants in the lower urinary tract. Generally, 3-D transrectal ultrasound offers new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities.

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Image Enhancement/instrumentation

Image Enhancement/methods

Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted/instrumentation

Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted/methods*

Imaging, Three-Dimensional/instrumentation

Imaging, Three-Dimensional/methods*



Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery

Prostatic Neoplasms/ultrasonography*


Surgery, Computer-Assisted/methods




Urogenital System/surgery

Urogenital System/ultrasonography*

Urologic Diseases/surgery

Urologic Diseases/ultrasonography*

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