Penile ultrasound is a non-invasive way to help diagnose the specific cause of a man's erectile dysfunction (ED). A natural compound is injected into the penis that causes an erection, and the ultrasound registers blood flow, signs of vascular illness, and any scarring. An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of internal organs, giving doctors a more detailed view. Penile ultrasound can be used to evaluate many conditions affecting the penis, including erectile dysfunction (ED), plaques (such as those caused by Peyronie’s disease), fibrosis, lumps, and even cancer.
What are Penis or Penile Ultrasounds? An ultrasound of the penis uses high frequency sound waves to create a live image from inside of a patient’s body. An ultrasound is also sometimes referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, or ultrasonography. The medical professional that performs an ultrasound is called a sonographer. A basic understanding of the embryologic development of the genitalia helps guide the interpretation of many abnormalities found on penile ultrasound. Presented in this section is the embryology relevant to the ultrasound evaluation of the penis. The development of the phallus is in close association with the development of the scrotal structures.
A sonogram is the image generated during ultrasonography, which is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses ultrasound to visualize anything inside the body. Ultrasound is sound with a frequency above the range audible to humans, about 20 kHz. In common parlance, both words are used to refer to the ultrasonography procedure. A testicular ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of your testicles and the tissue around them. It can take detailed pictures of your scrotum, testicles, and their blood.