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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Visiting Expert in Prostate Health Provides Efficient Prostate Screening in North Seattle

Prostate Health:

Dr. Phranq Tamburri, ND of Phoenix Arizona is offering prostate ultrasounds in Seattle on November 17th and 18th at the Tahoma Clinic North Branch, located at 2611 Northeast 125th St #228, Seattle WA 98125. If you are interested in this important screening, please call the clinic directly and schedule an appointment (206-402-4215). Let the staff know your doctor at Emerald City Clinic referred you. Results will then be sent directly to Emerald City Clinic for review and follow up.

What is it?:

Power Color Doppler Ultrasound is used to produce sonographic images of the prostate. It is essentially a “high-tech” version of traditional ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a detailed image of the body’s internal structures.

One primary advantage of Power Color Doppler Ultrasound in the detection of prostate cancer is that it has a very high resolution and the ability to highlight (hence the term “color” in the name) areas of blood flow in dense or soft tissue.

Who should do it?

This technology can be very helpful in assessing and managing patients with all types of prostate problems including BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia), prostatitis, and prostate cancer.

Prostate sonograms are safe, painless, and inexpensive (compared to other imaging techniques such as CT or MRI). Unlike other screening methods, they can be repeated as often as necessary to closely monitor areas of concern and assess treatment efficacy. For these reasons, sonograms have been found to be a more effective alternative to biopsies in detecting prostate tumors, and superior to MRI and PET/CT Scans as a means for tracking these tumors.

Every 3-6 months Northwest Naturopathic Urology hosts an expert in this technology providing us the ability to offer this as a specialized monitoring technique for our patients.

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