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Modality-based (US, CT, MRI, PET-CT) Imaging - Pictorial Essay
Sonographically indeterminate scrotal masses: how MRI helps in characterization
1 Department of Clinical Radiology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, University Campus, Ioannina, Greece  
2 Uco di Radiologia Dell ‘Universita’ di Trieste, Strada di Fiume, Trieste, Italy  
3 Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Sud, APHP, site Bicêtre, Ecole doctorale Biosigne, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France  
4 Department of Radiology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
5 Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA  
6 Department of Radiology, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
7 Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK  
8 Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK  
9 Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland  
10 Universita di Genova, Genova, Italy  
11 Radiology, UZ Herestraat 49 - Leuven  
12 Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA  
13 Consultant Clinical imaging, Hamad medical corporation, Doha-Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine-New York (Qatar campus)  
14 Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, Sussex, UK  
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Key Words: Magnetic resonance, imaging, scrotum, testis, scrotal mass


MRI of the scrotum represents a useful supplemental imaging technique in the characterization of scrotal masses, particularly recommended in cases of nondiagnostic ultrasonographic findings. An accurate characterization of the benign nature of scrotal masses, including both intratesticular and paratesticular ones may improve patient management and decrease the number of unnecessary radical surgical procedures. Alternative treatment strategies, including follow-up, lesion biopsy, tumor enucleation or organ sparing surgery may be recommended. The aim of this pictorial review is to present how MRI helps in the characterization of sonographically indeterminate scrotal masses and to emphasize the key MRI features of benign scrotal masses.

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