Duplex Scan for Aneurysmal Disease

Already mentioned under the AAA scan, this ultrasound scan identifies and monitors aneurysms which can form in any section of the aorta, most commonly in the belly area, an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). If you have already been diagnosed with an aneurysm this scan can be used to monitor its progression and aid medical management.

Information for doctors
Duplex scanning with colour flow imaging provides images of the infrarenal aorta and other peripheral arteries. It provides a means of detecting the presence and size of an aneurysm. In addition it determines the size of a thrombus in the lumen. Repeated examinations at four monthly intervals monitor progression and assess risk.

Indications
- Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Presence of a palpable pulsatile intraabdominal mass
- Peripheral arterial aneurysm

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