Scrotal / Testes Scan
Exam Time: 20-30 minutes
Exam Price: €160.00 (Medical card: €140.00)
Areas to be examined are as follows:
Testes or scrotal ultrasound is usually carried out when a patient notices a lump or feels pain in his testicles and/or testes area. This is a non-invasive and painless procedure. Using a transducer lubricated with warm gel, the sonographer moves the transducer over the scrotum to obtain the necessary images. Both testes and epididymides are examined to characterize any palpable lumps or to identify inflammation in the case of epididymo-orchitis.
This is a very simple procedure and it does not require any special preparation on the part of the patient.
Note: Be prepared to spend at least 20-30 minutes at the clinic for this test.
Medical Card: €140.00
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Scrotal/Testes Ultrasound Scan FAQs
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, ultrasound exams do need an appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment we appreciate it if you can give 24 hours notice.
Do I need a referral letter from my GP to book a Scrotal/Testes scan?
Not always. Often you can attend without a GP referral; however, depending on the ultrasound scan requested, we may require a referral from your GP to ensure the correct ultrasound examination is performed.
What is the preparation for a testicular scan?
There is no preparation for this exam however you will be required to undress from the waist down.
What organs are viewed in the testicular scan?
The testicles, epididymis, and vessels within the scrotum will be evaluated. The kidneys may be evaluated as well.
What can a testicular ultrasound see?
The testicular ultrasound can identify cysts within the epididymis, testicular masses, and fluid within the scrotum. The ultrasound can evaluate blood flow to the testicles and check for herniation of the bowel into the testicles.
What happens during the scan?
The sonographer will have you undress from the waist down and lie facing up. You will have to cover your penis with a towel and leave the testicles exposed. The sonographer will then place the transducer with gel on the scrotum to evaluate the area. The sonographer may also have you point out or palpate the lump if you feel one and will place the transducer/camera directly on the area to evaluate it.
How long will the exam take?
The scheduled time for this exam is usually 30 minutes.
Who will report my exam?
After the sonographer has completed your exam the images will be sent to a consultant radiologist who will report your scan.
When will I receive my results?
You will get verbal results from the sonographer at the end of the examination however it is up to the radiologist to make a final report. The formal report will be sent to your GP by post which may take up to 5 days. If you are self-referred it may also take up to 5 days for you to receive the formal report by email. If there are urgent findings the process will be expedited and faxed to your GP within 24 hours.