Scrotal ultrasound is an imaging study of the scrotum and its contents using sound waves.
The test is painless, requires no preparation or bloodwork and can be performed in 10-15 minutes. The scroum, testis, epididymis, and spermatic cord are evaluated with scrotal ultrasound for tumors, masses, cysts, and congenital anomolies. Scrotal ultrasound with doppler analysis of blood flow is often performed in cases of acute testicular pain to evaluate for evidence of testicular torsion, epididymitis, or orchitis. Scrotal ultrasound is used in male patients with infertility to diagnose varicoceles. Scrotal ultrasound is essentially always used to evalute testicular masses to help diagnose testicular cancer.
Scrotal ultrasound is performed by the physicians at DCPM. Occasionally patients will be sent to other imaging centers for the ultrasound. Please be sure to check where your ultrasound is to be performed when scheduling.