Diagnostic Imaging in Male Infertility
The main focuses of this group are: - Trans Abdominal
- Trans Rectal
- ScrotulSonography: to assess Prostate and seminal vesicles. Seminal Vesicles abnormally which is caused by Acquired diseases (Seminal vesiculitis) and Congenital abnormality (Ectopic insertion of the ureter into the seminal vesicle, S.V. agenesis, Seminal vesicles cysts) may causes infertility.
- Color Doppler Sonography:
a) With Injection: to evaluate impotence with Injection of Papaverine
b)Without Injection: Assessment and classification of Varicocele
Assessment of blood supply of testis's mass
Assessment of possibility of testicular torsion
Confirmation of inflammatory lesions like Epididymitis
- Vasography: Vasography is a surgical test in which a radio- opaque dye is injected into the vas to determine if it is open or blocked and if it is blocked, to find out the exact site of the block. This test requires very delicate surgery and X-ray equipment.
Ahmad VosoughTaghi Dizaj, MD