Testicular Ultrasound Scan
Price: £ 195.00
A testicular ultrasound is a diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to produce images of the testicles and surrounding tissues in the scrotum. It’s also known as a scrotal ultrasonography or a testicular sonogram.
Ultrasound is a noninvasive, painless technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs inside your body.
A probe or transducer is used in an ultrasound. This portable device transforms energy from one form to the next. In sweeping strokes, an ultrasound technician, or sonographer, moves it against the targeted portion of your body.
As it travels, the transducer emits sound waves. The sound waves are then received by the transducer as they reverberate off your organs in a sequence of echoes. The echoes are converted into visuals on a TV monitor by a computer.
Normal and abnormal tissue transmit different types of echoes. A radiologist can interpret the echoes to distinguish between a benign condition and a solid mass that could be a malignant tumor.
Why do I need a testicular ultrasound?
A testicular ultrasound is the primary imaging method used to observe and diagnose abnormalities in the testicles. A doctor may recommend a testicular ultrasound to:
- determine the outcome of trauma to your scrotum
- verify whether a lump in your scrotum or testicles is solid (which indicates a tumor) or filled with fluid (which indicates a cyst)
- evaluate for possible testicular torsion, which is a twisted spermatic cord restricting blood flow to your testicle
- identify sources of pain or swelling in your testicles
- detect for and evaluate varicoceles, which are varicose veins within the scrotum
- find the location of an undescended testicle
Ultrasound echoes can provide real-time still or moving images. Data from moving images is useful in examining blood flow to and from your testicles.
How do I prepare for a testicular ultrasound?
A testicular ultrasound usually doesn’t require any particular preparation.
There’s no need to adjust your diet, fast, or keep your bladder full before the exam. Sedatives, anesthetic, or topical numbing agents aren’t usually used.
Before a testicular ultrasound, it’s unusual that you’ll need to stop taking your medicine. However, any prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use should be discussed with your primary care physician.
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