What is a Scrotum/Doppler Ultrasound?
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It is also known as sonography.
A scrotum ultrasound is a diagnostic scan that obtains images of the testicles and the surrounding tissues in your scrotum.
A scrotum ultrasound is used when there is pain or swelling, or if there is a mass in the scrotum. Images from the scan will help detect patterns that might indicate cancer. They can also reveal whether there is a cyst (fluid-filled sac), tumor or torsion.
A scrotum doppler ultrasound is used identify blood flow inside the scrotum. This method can be helpful in cases of testicular torsion, because blood flow to the twisted testicle may be reduced. primary method used to help evaluate disorders of the testicles, epididymis (tubes immediately next to the testicles that collect sperm) and scrotum.
Preparing For Your Scrotum/Doppler Ultrasound
- You may wear your own clothing, such as jogging, leggings, or sweat pants, as long as there are no metal fasteners, zippers, buttons, etc. Hospital gowns are available.
- Jewelry and other accessories should be left at home, if possible, or removed prior to the scan.
Walk-in Patients: Please be sure to bring the signed order from your physician requesting the examination and your insurance card.
How Soon Will Scan Results Be Available?
Your images are reviewed, and results interpreted by one of our qualified doctors who specializes in reading images (radiologist). The Radiologist will prepare a report, which is electronically sent to your doctor as soon as available, usually within 24-48 hours.
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