Diagnostic-Medical Ultrasounds for Men
Picture Perfect Ultrasound performs many types of diagnostic-medical exams for men. If you are in need of a medical ultrasound, we will take great care of you! Same Day appointments available or Pick a date/time that's convenient for you!
A Physician Order or Referral is required prior to beginning all medical ultrasounds
Carotid Artery Duplex Ultrasound
Carotid Doppler or Duplex Ultrasounds are performed to evaluate the blood vessels (arteries especially) in your neck. These are the vessels that carry blood from your heart to your brain, eyes, tongue, face etc.
Carotid Duplex Ultrasounds help diagnose plaque build-up, stenosis or narrowing in a blood vessel, patency of an artery (to prove its open to carry blood) and other artery conditions that might lead to stroke
Testicular or Scrotal Ultrasounds are performed very commonly in men.
Testicular and Scrotal ultrasounds evaluate the male genitalia to include the testes (ball), the epididymis which sit on top of the testicle and the surrounding structures within the scrotum sac. Blood flow is documented to rule out torsion (a twisting off of the blood vessels circulating the teste). Both sides of the scrotum and male genitalia are evaluated even though one side might be symptomatic only.
Liver & Abdomen Ultrasound
Abdomen Ultrasound can be performed looking at a specific organ in the right or left upper quadrant. An Abdomen complete would consist of evaluating liver, gallbladder, both kidneys, spleen, pancreas and midline anatomy.
Depending on your symptoms and reason for exam, your doctor may order just one quadrant or organ to be evaluated. Evaluation of Gallbladder does require fasting a minimum of 6-8 hours.
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Vein (Venous) Extremity Ultrasound
Veins are the vessels that carry blood from your body part back to the heart. A vein ultrasound is performed to rule out blood clots and evaluate blood flow within veins. Reasons for why your doctor might order a venous ultrasound are varicose veins, leg or arm swelling, trauma, shortness of breath as a result of possible DVT or blood clot.
Thyroid Ultrasound-Soft Tissue Neck
Thyroid is the gland that lies in the middle of your lower neck. There is a right and a left portion of the gland and a small portion that runs over top of your windpipe. Thyroid Ultrasounds are a very common test. Soft tissue neck ultrasounds are performed for evaluating lymph nodes in the neck, lumps felt on the skin by jawline, ear, neck etc.
Extremity Arterial (Artery) Ultrasound
Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to a specific organ or body part. Extremity artery ultrasounds evaluate blood flow in the limbs (arms or legs). The goal of these ultrasounds are to determine if there is any plaque buildup or whether a blockage has occurred that would limit the flow going to a body part. The photo above is a leg arterial.
Aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from your heart down the middle of your belly. Lots of important blood vessel branches come off the aorta bringing blood to your extremities, providing blood flow to organs, muscles etc. Aorta ultrasounds are performed to rule out an AAA or abdominal aortic aneurysm. These type of tests are a fasting study.
Kidneys or "renals" are the located on both sides of your abdomen (in the flank) > Kidneys transfer our waste into urine. Reasons why your doctor might order a renal or kidney ultrasound is pain over region of kidney, abnormal lab tests, blood in urine or decreased urine output, diabetes etc.
Groin- Hernia Ultrasound
Groin, Pubic and Inguinal areas are often assessed to rule out hernia in men. Hernias are areas of bulging or outpoutching of bowel, omentum or internal contents that could involve the scrotum, testicle and groin. These can occur from birth, from injury or strain in lifting as well as many other occurences.
Bladder Ultrasounds are done on men for a variety of reasons. Urinary incontinence, painful urination and blood in the urine are common indications. Bladder ultrasounds require a full bladder initially and then patient will be asked to void and post-void views will be taken.
Soft Tissue Extremity Ultrasound
Ultrasounds are performed on soft tissues of the body core as well as neck, extremities. Various collections can occur in the soft tissue such as hematoma, abscess, bakers cyst, lipomas etc. Some of these may be a result of trauma, post-surgery or inflammation. This picture is of a bakers cyst (a fluid collection by the knee).
Lymph Nodes Ultrasound
Ultrasound of the Lymph Nodes are performed for a variety of reasons throughout the body. Evaluation of palpable lumps in the neck, armpit and groins are the most common areas ultrasound is used to evaluate Lymph nodes.
Picture Perfect Ultrasound does not perform Cardiac (Echo), Prostate or Breast Ultrasounds as we feel those patients are best served in the Cardiology, Urology or Mammography centers.
All Ultrasounds done at Picture Perfect Ultrasound are performed by Ultrasound Specialists (Sonographers) that are registered and credentialed with ARDMS