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Testicular Scan

What Affects the Test

The results of a testicular scan may not be accurate if you cannot remain still during the test.

What To Think About

  • Testicular ultrasound has largely replaced testicular scans to investigate possible testicular torsion or tumors in the testicles. To learn more, see the topic Testicular Ultrasound.
  • Abnormal results from a testicular scan may be further investigated by other tests, such as a testicular biopsy, an ultrasound test, or X-ray tests.
  • If a testicular scan is done for a young boy, a parent can be with him.

Other Works Consulted

  • Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009). Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

  • Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as of December 28, 2012
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Last Updated: December 28, 2012
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