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Clinical Significance

Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for most scrotal and testicular pathology because of its general availability, low cost, high accuracy, and utilization of nonionizing radiation. The main indications include acute testicular pain, a palpable mass or scrotal swelling. It is imperative for the radiology practitioner and residents in training to have broad knowledge of testicular anatomy, expected normal findings, scanning techniques, pathologic states and disease processes that affect the testicles, since prompt diagnosis and treatment is vital for outcome.

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