The majority of patients with an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm have no symptoms until rupture.
This screening uses ultrasound to view the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the body, for a balloon-like enlargement. This highly hereditary condition is usually fatal if a rupture occurs. AAA is the 13th leading cause of death in the United States with 16,000 deaths per year. There are 32,000 people diagnosed with non-ruptured AAA each year. Ultrasound in the hands of an experienced vascular technologist can easily identify an AAA before rupture can occur.
Purpose: To visualize and measure the Abdominal Aorta to detect an aneurysm or enlargement of the main artery of the body that could lead to rupture and death.
Procedure: The technologist will apply an acoustic gel on your abdomen and use the ultrasound transducer to visualize the aorta and take measurements.
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Single Service Price: $45.00