Assessment of the intratesticular resistive index by colour Doppler ultrasonography measurements as a predictor of spermatogenesis.

@article{Pinggera2008AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the intratesticular resistive index by colour Doppler ultrasonography measurements as a predictor of spermatogenesis.},
  author={Germar Michael Pinggera and Michael Josef Mitterberger and Georg Bartsch and H einer Strasser and Johannes Gradl and Friedrich Aigner and Leo Pallwein and Ferdinand Frauscher},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={722-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of the resistive index (RI) of intratesticular arteries, and to establish diagnostic criteria for normal and pathological sperm counts on the basis of quantitative colour Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS), as the assessment of the testicular RI is widely used to measure intratesticular blood flow. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 160 men (aged 22-43 years, 320 testicles) were prospectively investigated; 80 had a normal and 80 a pathological sperm count, the latter… CONTINUE READING