What to Expect During Your Abdomen Aortic Ultrasound Procedure?
During an Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound procedure, a handheld device called a transducer is applied to the skin of the abdomen. The transducer emits sound waves that bounce off the internal organs and tissues. These sound waves are then captured by the transducer and converted into visual images by a computer. These images allow the healthcare provider to visualize the size, shape, and blood flow within the abdominal aorta. One of the advantages of Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound is that it does not involve the use of ionizing radiation, making it safe for patients of all ages, including pregnant women.
During an Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound, you will be asked to lie down on an examination table, typically on your back. The procedure includes the following:
After the procedure, the images and findings of your Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound will be reviewed by a radiologist, who will generate a report for your healthcare provider. We will share the report with you via a HIPAA compliant email, as well as your healthcare provider. You must follow up with your healthcare provider to review your results. It is important for you to understand that you may have problems, disease, or abnormalities, but this study may not find them. You may need additional imaging or tests.