Ultrasound is an imaging technique used to visualize organs and structures in the body using sound waves. A scrotal ultrasound is performed to visualize the scrotum and its contents and blood supply.
How do I prepare for the exam?
No preparation is needed for this exam.
What can I expect during the exam?
This exam is conducted by a specially trained and accredited ultrasound technologist.
The patient will lie on an exam table with the scrotal area exposed. The patient's penis will be placed on his abdomen and covered. Warm gel will be applied to the scrotum, and a transducer (probe) will scan the area. Patients may be asked to bear down, and slight pressure may be applied during the exam. A chaperone can be present during the exam if the patient prefers.
The exam will take 30-60 minutes.
What can I expect after the exam?
You will be able to resume normal activities upon your release.
All exams are reviewed by a radiologist, and a report will be sent to your ordering physician.
Please note that while the images are available for immediate viewing, the ultrasound technologist is not permitted to give results of your test during the exam. Only a Radiologist or trained physician is permitted to interpret the exam images.