A scrotum ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to assess the structure of the testicles, epididymis, scrotal sac, and vessels that provide flow to the contents of the scrotum. It would be ordered if you or your doctor felt a lump, or if there is unusual swelling, tenderness, or pain.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY EXAM?
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
- Take all prescribed medications as directed.
- Wear comfortable clothes.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY EXAM?
- You may be asked to change into a gown and then lie down on the exam bed.
- You will be draped with a sheet across your lower body and we will ask you to remove your pants and underwear, so we can apply a warm, non-scented, hypo-allergenic ultrasound gel.
- The scrotal area needs to be visible to the sonographer for correct orientation of the images.
- You may experience mild to moderate pressure while the sonographer scans the right and left side of the scrotum.
- You may be asked to indicate the area of concern by pointing out the lump or area of pain if it is localized to one spot. This will ensure that the correct area is properly assessed.
- The radiologist may come into the scan room after your exam to speak to you about your results. You will then be free to leave.
WHEN WILL I GET MY RESULTS?
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
This exam is covered under the Alberta and Saskatchewan Health Care Plans.