Scrotal ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to visualize a man’s testicles and the surrounding structures. Disorders in the scrotum can include testicular tumors, inflammation, infection, or tissue damage. Ultrasound is an excellent method for determining if a mass is solid or filled with fluid.
By using a special ultrasound transducer (probe), this test can visualize structures non-invasively and without exposing the patient to ionizing radiation (X-rays). This exam can help doctors decide if a mass in the scrotum is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Scrotal ultrasound can also help evaluate cases of male infertility.
More basic information on ultrasound is available in the About Ultrasound section.
Each structure inside a man’s scrotum may be associated with different problems. Ultrasound of the scrotum can help your doctor make the correct diagnosis. Some disorders found within the scrotum include:
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for the exam. Otherwise, no special preparation is required for scrotal ultrasound.
To schedule a scrotal ultrasound, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within 3 business days.
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