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Testicular Ultrasound

An ultrasound of the testicles makes it possible to analyze your testicles, epididymis and the various vessels. It uses ultrasonic waves to obtain a real-time image to detect testicle-related problems such as:

  • testicular torsion
  • testicular or scrotum pain
  • the presence of a nodule in the scrotal area
  • a disease
  • the presence of blood in the sperm
  • fertility disorders

Examination procedure

For the examination procedure, you will be asked:

  • to change into a hospital gown and remove your jewellery and other metal objects, which can interfere with image quality
  • to lay comfortably on an examination table. The technician will apply a warm gel on the region that will be observed
  • to remain still while our radiologist moves the ultrasound sensor slowly to take images

Please note that the total duration of your visit for this examination can be between 45 and 60 minutes, even though the examination procedure itself will only last approximately 30 minutes.

Preparing for the Examination

No preparation is required before a sonography of the testicles.

A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.

The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1-800-463-7674.