Aorta AAA (Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm) Screening

We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:

  • aorta

  • iliac arteries

  • should an aneurysm be identified, both kidneys and renal arteries will also be evaluated

  • assessing for any aortic narrowing from calcification, plaque or thrombus build-up

Common examples for having this ultrasound screening are:

  • detection of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

  • monitoring aortic dilation

We will provide a Radiologist report within 24 hours. 


Pre-scan preparation

Need to expose lower part of abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e pants and top.

8 hours of fasting required.

No breakfast if morning appointment / no lunch for afternoon appointment. Clear fluids are allowed.

For diabetics maintain food intake but avoid fatty or dairy products.

Maintain normal medication.