Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that affects ~10–25% of men. After the introduction of new oral agents (PDE5 inhibitors like Sildenafil, Vardenafil and Tadalafil) for the treatment of ED, most clinicians adopted a goal-oriented approach to manage ED. However, in the many cases when these new oral agents fail to correct the ED, both the patient and doctor may want to attempt to identify the underlying etiology.
Monitoring of nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is a helpful test to diagnose ED and to distinguish psychogenic from organic impotence. The RigiScan (R) device is one of the most reliable tests commonly used to monitor physiological erections. Physiological erections happen during the REM phase of sleep and the scanner records this activity in a non invasive way. Analysis of the activity allows to determine whether normal erection episodes are present (and hence leads to a diagnosis of psychogenic erectile dysfunction).
We can perform/provide all or part of the Rigiscan (R) evaluation including disposables and re-usables (scanner).