Patients describe their experiences of ultrasound and other scans.
There are several types of scan which give pictures of the inside of the body. Some of these (ultrasound / Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Scan TRUS) look at the prostate gland and bladder. While others (bone scan, MRI, CAT scan) look at other parts of the body to see if the cancer has spread there. Some of the men we interviewed mentioned that they had had ultrasound scans.
Describes how maintaining a full bladder for the scan was uncomfortable.
Explains the process taken with an ultrasound scan.
Other men we interviewed described isotope bone scans, CT scans and MRI scans. Some men were not sure exactly what type of scan had been used, but all were adamant that although scans might be uncomfortable or claustrophobic they were not painful.
Assures that the scan is totally painless but some could find it claustrophobic.
Describes his experience of the MRI.
Describes how the bone scan caused him some anxiety.
Explains the differences between the bone scan and the MRI.
Last reviewed July 2017.
Last updated July 2017.