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Erectile Dysfunction

What are the diagnostic tools used for erectile dysfunction?

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  • ANatan Bar-Chama, MD, Urology, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
    These diagnostic tools include:
    • nocturnal penile tumescence monitoring—this a test that measures the rigidity of an erection with sensing probes placed against the sides of the penis;
    • duplex doppler ultrasound—evaluates blood flow as it moves through vessels;
    • somatosensory evoked potentials—measures the signals that show whether nerves send and receive sensory information;
    • caversonometry and caversonography—determines if an erection disorder results from poor blood circulation as a result of blood leaks;
    • arteriography—evaluates the number and severity of blockages in arteries;
    • psychological assessment—uncovers behavior patterns that affect erectile function;
    • endothelial assessment—examines peripheral endothelial function by peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT).
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