A 36-year-old male asked:
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uncle has vericocele ...he was wondering about testicular sonogram what can hr expect? and does a his radiologist do the exam or techs ?

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Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience Sports Medicine
US is a good idea: Hi, the scrotal us is a painless exam that will take between 10-20 minutes. The us is done by an us technologist and read by a radiologist. Varicoceles are common. Te us will confirm or exclude the clinical diagnosis of varicocele. Varicoceles are most significant when hey are isolated to the right side. Best wishes for your uncle.
Answered on Feb 26, 2017
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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Usually the tech: Typically the technologist will perform the exam. The exam will scan the scrotum to look for anatomy and abnormalities including varicocele. Then the radiologist will look at the images and dictate a report. Occasionally, the radiologist will be brought into the scan room to sort out puzzling finding.
Answered on Jul 10, 2013
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