Abdominal-aortic aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique used to evaluate the aorta for the presence of an aneurysm in the abdominal region.
This non-invasive procedure involves using an ultrasound machine and a transducer to capture real-time images of the aorta. By measuring the diameter of the aorta and examining its structure, ultrasound can identify the dilation and potential rupture risk of an abdominal-aortic aneurysm. It provides valuable information regarding the size, location, and morphology of the aneurysm, helping guide treatment decisions and surveillance protocols.
Abdominal-aortic aneurysm ultrasound is a crucial tool in the early detection and monitoring of this potentially life-threatening condition, enabling prompt interventions and improving patient outcomes.