Scrotal Ultrasound

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Scrotal ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the testicles and surrounding tissue.

Need to Know

Nice to Know
  • You may be asked to change into a gown prior to the procedure
  • The exam is painless, non-invasive and radiation-free. There are no known side effects to ultrasound.
  • Our experienced and caring sonographers who will be performing your exam are specifically accredited in Ultrasound, and have been trained on our state of the art equipment.

  • This exam is very common


Why is This Exam Done?

Scrotal ultrasounds are typically performed to determine the cause of testicular pain, identify if a scrotal mass is cystic or solid, determine the location of undescended testis, and diagnose the cause of infertility.

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How Does it Work?

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the body’s tissues, structures, and blood flow.  A transducer/probe and ultrasound gel work in combination to absorb the reflected sound waves to produce images on the monitor

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What Will Happen During the Exam?

The sonographer will request that you lay on the exam bed on your back.  Warm, water-based ultrasound gel will be applied on the skin and/or the transducer. The sonographer will use the transducer on the skin moving it around as necessary to obtain images for the physician to interpret.

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How Should I Prepare?

  • There are no preparations for this exam.

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What Are the Benefits and Risks?

The benefits of Scrotal Ultrasound:

  • Ultrasound images are shown in real-time
  • The structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels are able to be seen and recorded
  • No ionizing radiation is used for this procedure

Risks you should be aware of:

  • There are no known risks for ultrasound

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Where Can I Get This Exam?

We perform scrotal ultrasound at nine of our office locations:

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