Technique of Biopsies

Technique of Prostatic Biopsies (Samples)

  • A local anesthetic like that used by dentists is injected around the prostate under ultrasound guidance. A very thin needle is used so that the patient may not feel its prick and if felt it will cause very mild pain.

  • After waiting for a minute, biopsies are taken with a special needle in a special gun spring which facilitates taking biopsies.

  • Six to twelve biopsies are usually taken.