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A 35-year-old male asked:

why are handheld therapeutic ultrasound machines not allowed to be used on the scrotum? used for groin injuries, can some scrotal contact be ok?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
???????: As long as the probe has been cleaned there is no reason that a handheld unit cannot be used to image the scrotum and its' contents. The probe should be of a higher frequency than for the typical abdominal probe, about 5-8mhz.

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Last updated May 17, 2013

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