This examination assesses the morphology of the penis, the testes and the epididymis. It is performed using special ultrasound equipment for the examination of these organs and during the procedure, via a special detector, high-frequency sound waves are converted into images on a screen.
Specific checks during the ultrasound examination of the male reproductive system
- Testes ultrasound: It is recommended for patients with testicular disorders, cryptorchidism, infertility, tumour, hydrocele
- Epididymis ultrasound: It is recommended for patients with infertility issues and inflammations in the scrotum
- Prostate and seminal vesicle ultrasound: It is recommended for patients with infertility and inflammatory prostate diseases
- Triplex of testicular vessels: It is recommended for patients with infertility, cryptorchidism, varicocele, and testicular injuries
- Varicocele, where the vessels of the scrotum appear enlarged, and it may result in the production of low or bad quality sperm
- Problems in the ejaculatory ducts, which hinder the natural exit of sperm during ejaculation
- Prostate problems
In any instance of a pathological finding, the physician will direct the patient to the appropriate treatment to deal with the problem.