Our clinic provide one stop comprehensive assessment for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or patients suspected to be suffering from carcinoma of prostate.
The following tests are provided in the clinic for patients suffering from BPH:
- International prostate symptoms score assessment
- Blood tests for renal function and Prostate-specific Antigen
- Flow rate study and measurement of residual urine
- Ultrasound scan of the kidneys, bladder and prostate
- Transrectal ultrasound of the prostate and prostate biopsy
For patients suspected to be suffering from carcinoma of the prostate the following tests are provided in our clinic:
- Prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate health index (PHI) tests: while PSA is organ-specific but not cancer-specific, PHI test can stratify the risk levels of having prostate cancer individually
- Urinalysis and culture: to look for any urinary tract infection that can cause falsely elevated PSA level
- Digital rectal examination: there are some occasions prostate cancer is present without an elevated PSA level, palpation of nodule(s) on the prostate by experienced urologists is crucial in detecting these cancers
- MRI of the prostate: the new technique of multiparametric MRI of prostate with experienced radiologists allows detection of area(s) in the prostate that is suspicious of prostate cancer
- MRI-ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy: this new technique allows targeted biopsy of the suspicious area in the prostate detected by MRI, enhancing cancer detection accuracy compared with conventional biopsy method.
- PSMA PET: this dedicated PET scan allows accurate staging of the prostate cancer and detection of early metastasis.
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