Clinical Indication

Testicular pain, inguinal pain, scrotal mass, etc. 

Probe Selection

Linear Probe

Additional Views and Measurements

  • Side-by-side view the both testes comparing the blood flow, aka Spectacle view
  • Views of the epididymis
  • Spectral doppler assessment of the veins and arteries
  • Measurements of the testes in long and short views

Tips

  • Drape the patient with blue towels or chux exposing only the scrotum for comfort. 
  • Start with the unaffected side first. 
  • Move posterolateral with the probe in the sagittal orientation to get the best view of the epididymis.
  • Normal testes are approximately 2-3cm in width and 3-5cm in length in adults.
  • The normal width of the epididymis at the head is 0.9-1.2mm.