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biopsy (Bx)
tissue sampling used to identify neoplasia
biopsy of the prostate
needle biopsy of the prostate; often performed using ultrasound guidance
testicular biopsy
a biopsy of a testicle
digital rectal exam (DRE)
insertion of a finger into the male rectum to palpate the rectum and prostate
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
blood test used to screen for prostate cancer an elevated level of the antigen indicates the possible presence of a tumor
urethrogram
x-ray of the urethra and prostate
semen analysis
the study of semen, including a sperm count with observation of form and motility; usually performed to rule out male infertility
endorectal (transrectal) sonogram of the prostate
scan of the prostate made after introducing an ultrasonic transducer into the rectum; also used to guide needle biopsy