A scrotal ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that provides pictures of a male testicles and surrounding tissues.
Who performs the procedure?
The procedure is performed by a Sonographer with the assistance of a Radiologist.
Why is this procedure performed?
This procedure is typically performed to help diagnose symptoms such as:
- A mass in the scrotum felt by the patient or doctor
- Trauma to the scrotal area
- Testicular pain or swelling
Where is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed in an ultrasound room of the Imaging Center, located at 419 West Redwood St., Suite 110, Baltimore MD 21201.
Is there any prep for this procedure?
No prep is necessary for this procedure.
What can I expect before the procedure?
Once you arrive at the Imaging Center, you will have to register at the front desk. Please have your insurance information ready at this time. After registration, you will be taken to the Ultrasound department where you will be instructed to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined.
What can I expect during the procedure?
You will be lying on your back while a gel is applied to the area of the body being studied. The Sonographer will then press the transducer firmly against the skin and move it back and forth over the area of interest. Several images are captured during the procedure. There may be a little discomfort from pressure as the transducer is pressed against the area being examined.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After an ultrasound exam, you may be asked to dress and wait until the ultrasound images are reviewed. You should be able to resume your normal activities.
Are there any risks to this procedure?
There are no known risks to this procedure.
Are there any alternatives to this procedure?
No alternatives are available for this procedure.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Please contact a UIC Receptionist at 410-328-3225 to schedule an appointment.
This page was last updated: April 16, 2013