A testicular ultrasound scan serves to image testicles, epididymides and kidneys. The most common reason for referral for this procedure is testicular pain, though there are many other reasons why your doctor can refer you for this. It is a quick, non-invasive way of confirming or excluding certain pathology in relation to the testicles and the epididymides.
This scan examines
The scrotal sac
Typical requests include
Query testicular mass
How to prepare for a testicular ultrasound
No preparation is necessary.
What to expect from a testes ultrasound?
Ultrasound gel is placed on the patient’s scrotum and the testicles and epididymides are scanned with an ultrasound probe. The kidneys are also scanned at the end of the examination as sometimes testicular pathology can be linked to renal pathology. Multiple images of the structures are taken for analysis by a consultant radiologist. The results of the scan will be sent to the patient’s referring doctor within 48 hours of the examination being carried out.
How long does a testes ultrasound examination last?