Imaging Center

Nuclear Medicine Testicular Scan

Purpose: A Nuclear Medicine Testicular Scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure used to study blood circulation in the scrotum.

Preparation: A Testicular Scan does not require any advance preparation. Prior to your exam, a Nuclear Medicine Technician will explain the procedure and answer any questions you have. If you think you are pregnant, please tell the technologist before your exam.

What to Expect: The technologist will inject a radioactive isotope into a vein in your arm. Images of the scrotum will be taken at timed intervals.

Post Exam Information: Your images will be reviewed by a Radiologist and the results of your exam will be forwarded to your physician. Your physician will be able to discuss the results of your exam with you.

Time Frame: 30 minutes

Contact for additional information: Rusk County Memorial Hospital Imaging Services Department at 715-532-5561 extension 244.