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Testicular Ultrasound- About the Exam

Mountain Medical offers a testicular ultrasound exam to evaluate disorders of the testicles, epididymis and scrotum. Radiologists perform a testicular ultrasound exam to determine whether a mass in the scrotum felt by the patient or referring physician is cystic or solid or to diagnose the results of trauma to the scrotal area.

Testicular ultrasound can also be used to diagnose causes of testicular pain or swelling such as inflammation or torsion, evaluate the cause of infertility, and look for the location of un-descended testis. Radiologists can use a testicular ultrasound to locate and evaluate masses, or lumps and tumors, in the testicles or scrotum.

What you can expect during a testicular ultrasound:

  • You will be asked to lie down flat on your back on the examination table.
  • The radiologist or technologist will then apply a warm water-based gel to the area of the body being studied.
  • The transducer is placed on the body and moved back and forth over the area of interest until the desired images are captured.
  • A testicular ultrasound is generally completed within 15 to 30 minutes.

Learn how to prepare for a testicular ultrasound.

Learn the benefits and risks of testicular ultrasound.

Watch the Ultrasound - What to Expect Video.