The private testicular ultrasound is a man's health, screening ultrasound scan to examine the male reproductive organs such as the testes, epididymis, spermatic cord and the scrotum. Testicular lumps are very common, and the test will identify what the lump is, for example if the lump is benign such a cyst or something more serious such as testicular cancer.
The scrotum or testicular sack contains the testes and the epididymis. It is very common for pain or lumps to developed within the scrotal sac. In most cases these lumps are benign, and the scrotal ultrasound is being used to confirm what the lump is. Other possible abnormalities within the scrotal sac are an absent or undescended testicle, inflammation, testicular torsion (twisted testis), fluid collection, enlarged blood vessels (varicocoeles) or a mass (lump or a tumour), infertility.
The cost of this ultrasound scan is only £164.
The testicular ultrasound scan may be performed in the investigation of a number of problems, including:
There is no need for any preparation for this private ultrasound examination.
The testicular screening test will examine and evaluate your reproductive organs for any abnormality such as:
Our sonographer will explain the procedure before the examination commences. You will be asked to lower your trousers and underwear to your knees and lie on the couch on your back. A small amount of gel will be applied to the scrotal sac and the transducer will be moved around the scrotum to obtain the images.
The ultrasound scan uses sound waves and therefore is painless. Even if you have scrotal pain, the scrotal scan, should not amplify your pain.
At the end of the examination, we will discuss the findings with you, and we will provide you with a report for your medical records.
The short answer is Yes, testicular cancer can be detected on ultrasound. Testicular ultrasound is the primary diagnostic investigation for any abnormalities within the scrotum and especially when testicular cancer is suspected.
Testicular cancer is a growth of a mass within the testicles.
We believe that quick access to diagnostic tests can improve diagnosis and treatment. The cost of any private examination should not be prohibited to someone's well-being, and therefore we are trying to keep the cost of the testicular scan as low as possible.
Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body. Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography. Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves, i.e. pulsations, that travel through the tissues. Some sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer, and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb. It has, however, limited value in organs such as lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon. Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.