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What is an aorta ultrasound scan?

An aorta ultrasound exam can diagnose aneurysms that develop in the abdominal aorta, and is used to follow patients who have undergone procedures including aortic endograft and aortic open repair aneurysm.

Rick Sayegh
Rick Sayegh on behalf of MDLIVE
Internal Medicine
Ultrasonography has been used as the screening modality in the large randomized trials of screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). With a sensitivity of 95 to 100 percent and a specificity of nearly 100 percent, ultrasonography has superb test characteristics for diagnosing and following an AAA.

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