This scan is available to men from 16 years of age.
The purpose is to examine the testes and scrotal contents. This includes assessment of the superficial tissues of the scrotum, the testes, epdidymedes (tubes connected to the testes) and the spermatic cord.
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are to investigate the causes of lumps, pain and swellings of the scrotum for conditions such as scrotal hernias, epididymal cysts, hydrocoeles (fluid), varocicoeles (varicose veins), unexplained swellings and testicular masses.
Using the latest cloud technology, Ultrasound Direct can send your scan images and report to you in seconds using Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE. This secure online service is available with every scan performed in an Ultrasound Direct clinic at no extra cost.
The lower clothing and underwear will need to be lowered to the mid-thigh region in order to expose the scrotal area.
Tissue will cover all but the affected area to be examined.