US MR imaging correlation in pathologic conditions of the scrotum

Woojin Kim, Mark A Rosen, Jill E Langer, Marc P Banner, Evan S Siegelman, Parvati Ramchandani
Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc 2007, 27 (5): 1239-53
Ultrasonography (US) is usually the initial imaging modality for evaluation of pathologic conditions of the scrotum. However, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can be useful as a problem-solving tool when sonographic findings are equivocal. MR imaging allows characterization of scrotal masses as intratesticular or extratesticular and can demonstrate various types of lesions and tissue, including cysts or fluid, solid masses, fat, and fibrosis. MR imaging may be of value when the location of a scrotal mass is uncertain or when US does not allow differentiation between a solid mass and an inflammatory or vascular abnormality. Gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging can help differentiate between a benign cystic lesion and a cystic neoplasm. Gadolinium-enhanced imaging can also be used to demonstrate areas of absent or reduced testicular perfusion, such as in segmental testicular infarct. Finally, MR imaging can demonstrate an intraabdominal undescended testis, which can be difficult to detect with US, and is superior to US in differentiation between an undescended testis and testicular agenesis.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.