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Diagnostic Imaging of the Testicle

  • Lorenzo E. Derchi
  • Enrico Capaccio
  • Andrea Podestà

Abstract

Radiologists play a fundamental role in the evaluation of patients with testicular disease. Imaging can in fact provide highly effective information which responds to clinical queries regarding the presence of lesions, their intra- or extratesticular location and whether they are bilateral. In some cases imaging is even able to identify the nature of the lesions. The most appropriate techniques are ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance (MR). Plain film radiology and computed tomography (CT) may be used in rare cases in the search for gas or calcifications in the scrotal tissue.

Keywords

Testicular Cancer Testicular Torsion Male Reproductive System Testicular Microlithiasis Acute Scrotum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo E. Derchi
    • 1
  • Enrico Capaccio
    • 1
  • Andrea Podestà
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Integrated MorphologiesUniversity of Genoa San Martino HospitalGenoaItaly

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