Related Questions

What is the definition or description of: scrotal ultrasound?

Imaging the testes. A scrotal ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize the structures of the scrotum, including the testicles, spermatic cords & epididymides. A probe is used in a sweeping motion across the scrotum and groin to create the images. Many standard images are taken, along with measurements & doppler evaluation. Testicular tumors, fluid collections, infection & torsion can be visualized using the test. Read more...
Ultrasound. The examination employs a transducer probe placed gently and externally on the scrotum. Ultrasound images of the scrotal contents are obtained, as the probe is moved to different parts of the scrotum. The testes, epididymis, spermatic cord are visualized. The vascularity of the organs are evaluated. Pathology such as tumors, abscesses, and torsion are diagnosed or excluded. It's safe and simple. Read more...

Would scrotal ultrasound rule out fourniers gangrene? Have fever plus scrotal discoloration.

Not useful. Physical symptoms of fournier's gangrene are progressive and include the following: 1) crepitant ("spongy" to the touch) skin which may be painful or numb; 2) dead and discolored (gray-black) tissue; murky and malodorous fluid weeping from skin; 3) fever and lethargy; 4) increasing genital pain and redness; 5) swelling of tissue in the genital area. Read more...
U/S not usually. Helpful here. Ct is the test of choice, but is used more for preoperative planning as opposed to diagnosis. Read more...

How easily would a testicular abscess be picked up on a scrotal ultrasound? Even a smaller abscess? Easily noticed?

Quite easy if... Scrotal ultrasound is supporting tool to "confirm" a clinical suspicion and diagnosis which is suggested and reached through a detailed info on specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of all symptoms plus properly performed physical exam and tests as needed. So doing will uplift the usefulness of scrotal US - very effective! Read more...

If a man had mild orchitis would it still be easily noticeable on a scrotal ultrasound? What does it look like to the radiologist on the ultrasound?

Maybe not. Mild orchitis could easily be missed on an ultrasound. If you're concerned, ask your primary doctor about a referral to a urologist. Hope this helps! Read more...
See remark. Inflammation of testis (orchitis) if treated usually leaves NO residual effect.The ultrasound would not show anything significant .unless one had mumps then there will be some shrinkage in the size of the testicle. Read more...

Is it normal to need a scrotal ultrasound?

If necessary. Scrotal ultrasound is normal and indicated for following reasons:- scrotal pain, scrotal swelling, rule out testis torsion, suspected testis tumor, acute hydrocele, infertility, non-palpaable testicle in child, compare testicle size in presence of varicocele, follow-up for testicular microlithiasis. Read more...
No. No one should need it unless they have a problem like pain in testis, mass in testis, new enlargement in testis. Read more...

Where is a scrotal ultrasound usually done? At a hospital?

Yes. Or Imaging ctr. Imaging procedures are done in hospitals or outpatient imaging centers. Read more...
Hospital or office. Scrotal ultrasound is a common test and easily done by a trained ultrasound technologist and interpreted by a radiologist. It is painless and uses sound waves to exam the structures. Hospital or outpatient office is equally as good. Read more...

Scrotal ultrasound shows mild thickening of right epidymis but NO other issues. Possible its not epidymitis? US says inconclusive of that.

Depend. It depends on your symptoms and why you had an ultrasound . In general if you are having pain and the ultrasound show thickening in the epidymis then most likely you have epidydemitis . Read more...