At South Coast Radiology, we recognise the need for specialised imaging services for men and boys. We provide diagnostic testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic conditions throughout all stages of life.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, almost 3300 Australian men die because of prostate cancer each year and around 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in Australia every year. That means that one in 9 Australian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prevention, early detection and effective treatment all decrease the likelihood of death from cancer.
The term cardiovascular disease is used to describe disease affecting the heart or arteries, which could lead to heart attack, stroke and blood vessel disease. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of deaths in Australia. Men are twice as likely as females to be affected by coronary artery disease. South Coast Radiology offers a full range of medical imaging services for diagnosing cardiovascular imaging for screening and diagnosis.
Ultrasound imaging of the scrotum provides valuable anatomical and pathological information about the testes, epididymis and scrotum using high-frequency ultrasound, which is safe and painless. Ultrasound is typically used to assess the cause of pain, swelling, infertility or a palpable lump. In babies and infants, ultrasound can search for undescended testes.
Sudden onset of pain in the scrotum is a serious condition that should be investigated immediately to rule out testicular torsion, when the spermatic cord twists and reduces blood supply to the scrotum. Testicular torsion requires immediate surgery to avoid any permanent damage to the torted testis.
Although breast cancer is a rare condition in men, South Coast Radiology provides a comprehensive breast imaging service for both men and women. The same level of privacy and expert care is provided to men, who could get breast cancer and might need diagnostic testing. If you notice any unusual signs or symptoms, such as a breast lump, speak to your doctor about your concerns.