Abdominal Aorta

An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the lower part of the main artery becomes weak and bulges. An abdominal aorta ultrasound is a medical imaging test that uses sound waves to see inside the abdomen. It is the preferred screening test for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Prep before procedure:

 Food and Drink: Do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your procedure.

 If you need to take medications, please do so with a small amount of water. 

What to bring with you: 

 Insurance Card

 Driver’s License

 Prescription from your doctor

What to wear: Comfortable, loose clothing.

After the procedure: No restrictions on activity or diet. You can go about your normal activities.

Exam results: Ultrasound procedures are read by our Board Certified Radiologist. The report will be sent to the ordering physician generally within 24-48 hours.