INDICATIONS:

Assess for an aneurysm.

Follow up of known aneurysm.

 

LIMITATIONS: Bowel gas may obscure the arteries, making scanning difficult, particularly in larger patients. 

 

PREPARATION: Fast for 6 hours prior to the scan.

 

SCAN PROCEDURE: You may need to change into a gown or adjust your clothing to allow access to the surface of your abdomen for scanning. You will lie on a scanning bed and ultrasound jelly will be placed on your skin to allow transmission of ultrasound waves from a hand held probe which is moved over your abdomen.

Your examination will take approximately 30 minutes and will not cause any discomfort or pain.

 

POST PROCEDURE: There are no post procedure precautions.

 

RESULTS: The images obtained by the sonographer will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.

 Your procedure report will be sent electronically to your referring doctor, Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised. A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.

We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.