Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening


The majority of patients with an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm have no symptoms until rupture.

Abdominal Aortic AneurysmThis 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.

Available in Packages:

Single Service Price: $45.00