[Application of nocturnal penile tumescence test in the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction].Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2019 Apr; 25(5):356-359.ZN
ED is a common male disease, often caused by neurological, vascular or psychological factors, and the diagnostic methods for ED vary widely. The nocturnal penile tumescence test (NPT) by RigiScan is an objective assessment method used mainly to detect ED and has gained a wide clinical application in recent years. This review focuses on the application value of the six RigiScan parameters in the diagnosis of ED, namely, the number of erections, total erection time, event rigidity of tip/base, event tumescence of tip/base, tumescence activated unit and rigidity activated unit, aiming to provide some help to clinicians and researchers with the application of NPT.