Ultrasound of the pediatric scrotum

  • Patient preparation: none
  • Contrast used: none
  • Technique: linear transducer using lowest flow filter (pediatric testicle), scan the contents of each scrotal sac, in cases of undescended testicles scan the inguinal canals as well
  • Images to obtain: transverse and sagittal grayscale images of the bilateral epididymis and testicles, color and spectral doppler images of the bilateral epididymis and testicles
  • Looking for: testicular mass, testicular torsion, epididimo-orchitis, testicular fracture, undescended testicle
  • Post procedure tasks: none