Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Imaging
Duplex ultrasound of the abdominal aorta to evaluate for aneurysm and/or stenosis.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABDOMINAL AORTIC ULTRASOUND
- The test takes approximately one hour
- Patients should have NOTHING to eat or drink 12 hours prior to the examination.
Medication may be taken with sips of water if needed.
- You are asked to lie on your back and relax. An instrument called a transducer is placed on your abdomen an there is generally a great deal of “pushing” into the abdominal region (which may be somewhat uncomfortable at times). This is done to achieve an ideal ultrasound picture.
IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TEST, PLEASE CALL (248) 545-0070 AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.