PENILE DUPLEX DOPPLER ULTRASOUND
The first step to solving Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is understanding why the ED is happening. A Penile Duplex Doppler Ultrasound study is an accurate, noninvasive diagnostic tool, used to assess the health of your penis and a great way to begin to understand the cause of your erectile dysfunction.
The procedure quantifies the rate of blood flow into your penis and the amount of pressure that builds up inside as a result. It takes a specific amount of blood pressure inside the penis to stop the exit of venous blood and cause a rigid erection that can be maintained in any position. The penile ultrasound lets us “see inside” the penis and identify areas that are causing problems.
In addition to blood flow, the ultrasound detects areas of trauma, fibrosis, and will even detect Peyronie’s plaques. In addition, if a man has a problem with blocked capillaries, like in the case of diabetes or hypertensive disease, then the filling of blood into the penis will not be adequate to trap the outflow and will result in a semi-erection and/or an erection that cannot be maintained. This is known as venous leakage. The Penile Duplex Doppler Ultrasound easily identifies these problems and helps to determine the course of treatment that is most appropriate.
Once your penis is assessed, regenerative treatments like Shock Wave Therapy, the Priapus-Shot (P Shot), and/or stem cell recruiting factors, can be chosen to restore erectile function based on the doppler ultrasound findings.
Knowing how your penis functions guide the Doctors Studio team in choosing the best approach for your personalized treatment.
There are very few physicians who are able to offer this diagnostic procedure because it takes time, the ultrasound equipment is expensive, and it is hard to find an ultrasound technician who is proficient in the procedure. Offering a Penile Duplex Doppler Ultrasound as a diagnostic option is part of Doctors Studios commitments to exceptional patient care.