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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. 


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.

Pre-scan preparation

Aorta AAA Screening Pontiac
Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening Livonia
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