This type of ultrasound is performed to visualise the contents of the scrotum which includes the testes, epididymis and associated vessels and nerves. It is commonly referred for pain, swelling, lumps, trauma, fertility work ups and congenital/developmental anomalies.

Due to the use of sound waves it is a safe and pain free assessment of these structures.

(Male pelvic scans are commonly performed to assess prostate size and bladder issues. These generally come under the banner of a Renal Ultrasound. If you are having an ultrasound for your prostate, bladder or kidneys please see Renal/Urinary Tract Ultrasound.)

About this Ultrasound

This type of ultrasound is performed to visualise the contents of the scrotum which includes the testes, epididymis and associated vessels and nerves. It is commonly referred for pain, swelling, lumps, trauma, fertility work ups and congenital/developmental anomalies. Due to the use of sound waves it is a safe and pain free assessment of these structures.

Before your Scan

There is no preparation required for an ultrasound of the scrotum/testes.

It is advised that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing to allow access to the region being imaged.

Your examination will be performed by a sonographer. Upon being taken into the examination room the sonographer will introduce themselves, confirm your identity and examination.

You may then be requested to change into a gown or lower the bottom half of your clothing. Towels will be used to cover your lower abdomen/groin region and then the scrotal area will be uncovered for the exam. A clear gel is applied to the skin over the area to be examined (scrotum). The ultrasound probe is then placed in contact with the skin and moved over the surface to study the structures below.

Duration

Approximately 15 – 30 minutes.