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Male Reproductive System: Normal Radiologic Anatomy

  • Luigi Grazioli
  • Lucio Olivetti
  • Narciso Zappa
  • Evangelos Apostolopoulos

Abstract

B-mode ultrasonography (US) of the scrotum and its contents is done with a linear transducer which should have a scan surface of at least 5 cm to be able to perform precise measurements of the testicular volume. The frequency used should not be lower than 7.5 MHz. The examination begins with the patient in the supine position being asked to hold the end of the penis upwards. It may then be useful to perform the examination with the patient in the upright position to better visualize the venous plexuses.

Keywords

Seminal Vesicle Corpus Cavernosa Male Reproductive System Corpus Spongiosum Cavernosal Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Grazioli
    • 1
  • Lucio Olivetti
    • 2
  • Narciso Zappa
    • 1
  • Evangelos Apostolopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of RadiologyA. O. Spedali CiviliBresciaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic ImagingIstituti Ospitalieri di CremonaCremonaItaly

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