Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
I was wondering tests should be performed before the surgery ? Is CT scan or ultrasound beneficial?
CT and ultrasound have possible value in the evaluation of symptoms, e.g. abdominal pain, in the stages before a treatment decision is made. CT and ultrasound have no value in planning surgery. Other tests are required, e.g. blood chemistry.
Wouldn't CT detect anatomical abnormalities that could complicate surgery?
Another question is patients are advised to stop taking blood thinners, but why is heparin given to patients undergoing surgery?