Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound Scan

vascular ultrasound scan

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement in the lower section body’s major artery called the abdominal aorta.

The aorta is the body’s major blood vessel. A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm may result in life-threatening haemorrhage.

The type of treatment depends on the aneurysm’s size and rate of growth. Regular physical examinations, imaging studies, and even urgent surgery are all forms of management.

Who may need an abdominal aorta ultrasound scan?

Smoking in men can increase the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm.  Screening suggestions can vary, but generally speaking:

  1. Men and women aged 65 to 75 who have ever smoked ought to undergo an abdominal aorta ultrasound examination.
  2. The requirement for an abdominal aorta ultrasound is determined by other risk factors, such as a family history of aneurysm.

However, if you want to know if screening is right for you, ask your doctor.

You will be seen by an experienced Consultant Radiologist who will perform your ultrasound examination.

An abdominal ultrasound examination usually lasts between 15 to 30 minutes and you will receive your results the same working day.

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