Testicular Scan

You have been scheduled for a testicular scan, which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

Preparation for the procedure:
There are no pre-exam instructions.

What to expect:
Once in the scan room you will be asked to lie on a table. Your penis will be taped up away from your testicles. A towel will be placed under your testicles to keep them level to the camera. A gamma camera will be placed near your testicles. You will be intravenously injected with a radioactive tracer and scanned for approximately thirty minutes.

The images will be reviewed and the results will be sent to your physician. Your physician will discuss these results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.

Your questions and comments:
call (805) 563-5870.

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