Testes Scan

Assessment of the testicles and kidneys

We kindly ask that all bookings and payments are to be done online below by selecting your preferred location. You need to have a referral letter from a doctor with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) or Medical Council Registration (MCRN) number before making a booking. Please send your referral in to us prior to making your appointment. You can email us a scanned copy or clear photograph of the referral to info@theultrasoundsuite.ie. Once the email has been sent you can proceed to make your online booking.

Alternatively, if your doctor has already sent us a copy of your referral via Healthlink or Email, we will make contact with you to arrange an appointment.

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PRICE: €150

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 testicles
  • The epididymides
  • The scrotal sac
  • The kidneys

Typical requests include

  • Query testicular mass
  • Query infection/inflammation
  • Query hernia
  • Query hydrocoele

How to prepare for a testicular ultrasound

You will need a referral letter from a GP with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) number. The referral letter needs to be dated within 6 months of the scan being carried out.

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. We aim to have the report delivered to your GP within 2 business days following your scan.

How long does a testes ultrasound examination last?

The examination lasts 20-30 minutes.