What is this scan for?


If there is any pain in the testicles or there is a lump on the testicles or surrounding area then it may be symptom of the following conditions:


  • Masses / lumps / calcification
  • Cysts
  • Varicoceles
  • Spermatoceles
  • Hydrocele



What does this scan show?


Ultrasound imaging of the scrotum uses sound waves to produce pictures of a man’s testicles and surrounding tissues. It is the primary method used to help evaluate disorders of the testicles, epididymis (a tube immediately next to a testicle that collects sperm) and scrotum.



The Ultrasound Scan Procedure


Ultrasound is safe, non-invasive and does not use ionizing radiation. During the ultrasound scan the sonographer will place a warm water-based gel on the area to be examined, and will then press firmly on the skin with an ultrasound probe, moving it around until they have obtained the desired images. The ultrasound scan has no known risks and is usually pain free. When the scan is completed the gel can be wiped off easily using tissue.


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