Penile Doppler Ultrasound Can Help Determine the Cause of ED in Men
Penis Ultrasound with Doppler
What is Penile Color Doppler Ultrasound?
Ultrasound of the penis is a painless procedure performed in the offices of New York Urology Specialists. Penile ultrasound is performed to evaluate the anatomy of the penis. Color Doppler penile ultrasound is used to measure blood flow in the penis as part of vascular function evaluation and to help diagnose vascular abnormalities in the penis.
How is Penile Ultrasound Performed?
Penile ultrasound was performed using a high-quality very sensitive penile ultrasound machine which uses sound waves to map the tissues of the penis.
Typically, we perform penile color Doppler ultrasound in 2 parts: first, penile ultrasound is performed and relevant measurements are done. Then, injection of medication to induce erection is given and penile ultrasound measurements are repeated to compare ‘before’ and ‘after’ response of the penis to injection of medications.
Usually, injection of medications such as prostaglandin E1 or Trimix is given during the procedure to induce an erection and to increase blood flow in the blood vessels of the penis in order to evaluate the vascular function of the penis. Penile ultrasound can also be used to evaluate penile masses to see if there is blood flow; if they are calcified, and where they originate.
If there is scar tissue, the scar is visualized and measured using ultrasound. If there is a noticeable curvature to the penis, the curvature is measured. Overall, the test can take 40-60 minutes.
When is Penile Ultrasound Used?
Penile ultrasound is useful for evaluation of the following conditions:
What are the Benefits of Penile Doppler Ultrasound?
Penile color Doppler ultrasound can provide a number of useful pieces of information and helps the treating urologist at New York Urology Specialists to guide patient with treatment. For patients with erectile dysfunction, peak systolic velocity (PSV) and End Diastolic Velocity (EDV) is measured. These parameters help us to evaluate whether the cause of erectile dysfunction is due to arterial insufficiency or venous leak (veno-occlusive insufficiency). The diameter of cavernosal arteries is also measured on the right and left before and after injection of vasogenic medication such as prostaglandin or Trimix. With normal vascular function, we expect a significant increase in arterial diameter. Penile anatomy, as well as the presence of any calcifications or scar tissue, is noted.
Who Performs Penile Ultrasound?
At New York Urology Specialists, our experienced urologists and ultrasound technicians perform all penile ultrasounds.
Scheduling Appointments for Ultrasound of Penis at New York Urology Specialists
We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance. Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual problems in men including ED, premature ejaculation and other sexual concerns. He has successfully treated hundreds of men with sexual problems including ED and poor libido.
ED is Treatable in Nearly Every Man
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction. We understand the challenges that ED creates for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem. We help you find a treatment for erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED. We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.
We treat some of the most complex ED problems including:
- erectile dysfunction in men with prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy
- ED in men with multiple sclerosis
- impotence in men with diabetes.
- Priapism in men and other emergency penis problems.
- Erectile dysfunction in men with Peyronie’s disease
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom Viagra and Cialis do not work.
- Erection problems in men with low testosterone.
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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.