MRI of the Testicles
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of the pelvis to take pictures of the male reproductive organs. Unlike the female reproductive system, most of the male reproductive system is located outside the body. This includes the penis, scrotum and testicles.
An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not.
A quality MRI scan can show radiologists what may be causing your signs and symptoms and it’s important that you find the best machines and radiologists possible to receive the best imaging.
Reasons for a Testicle MRI:
A testicular MRI scan may be done to check for certain cancers or other illness. The MRI may show tissue that has cancer cells and tissue that does not have cancer cells.
A testicular MRI can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. An MRI scan may be used if surgery is needed to remove a growth or lump.
A MRI scan of the testicles can show healthcare providers how well a treatment for a disease is working and the results of a quality MRI scan can help in the plan for the best treatment forward.
A Testicle MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the testicles can show tumors, growths or lumps of swelling in the testicles or scrotum.
A MRI of the testicles can find the cause for unexplained urination problems, including issues starting or stopping urinating.
A testicular MRI can explain pelvic or lower abdominal pain.
A MRI of the testicles can show birth defects or abnormalities in the reproductive organs.
A testicular MRI can also show whether cancer has spread to other areas of the body.
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