Ultrasound imaging of the scrotum uses sound waves to provide high resolution images of the testicles and the surrounding tissues.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. You may need to remove all clothing in the area to be examined. No other preparation is required.
What will happen during the procedure?
You will be positioned lying face-up on an examination table. After you are positioned on the examination table, the radiologist will apply a warm water-based gel to the area being studied. The gel will help the transducer make secure contact with the body and eliminate air pockets between the transducer and the skin that can block the sound waves from passing into your body. The transducer is placed on the scrotum and moved over the area until it has been examined and the desired images captured.
What will I experience during the procedure?
There is usually no discomfort associated with the transducer being positioned on the area to be examined. Once the imaging is complete, the clear ultrasound gel can be wiped off your skin. Any residual gel will dry to a powder. The ultrasound gel does not stain or discolour clothing.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure should be complete within 15-20 mins. After an ultrasound examination, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.
How will I get my results?
Within 2 hrs of your examination a copy of your results will be faxed to your doctor followed by a copy in the post.