Male Pelvic Scan

The scan can help to detect any tumours and can also help to diagnose any urinary problems or kidney stones, as well as a variety of other problems. During a male pelvic ultrasound scan the consultant will examine the organs in the pelvic area to look for any abnormalities. The areas that will be examined include:

  • The bladder (before and after urinating)
  • Prostate
  • Kidneys

How should I prepare?

A full bladder is required for this scan as it allows the consultant to get a better picture of the area to be examined. The radiologist or sonographer may require you to empty your bladder half way through the examination allowing for pre and post micturating volumes of the bladder.

What will happen during the examination?

During the ultrasound scan the radiologist or sonographer will place a warm water-based gel on the area to be examined, and will then press firmly on the skin with an ultrasound probe, moving it around until they have obtained the desired images. The ultrasound scan has no known risks and is usually pain free. When the scan is completed the gel can be wiped off easily using tissue.