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Is abdom aortic anerysm visible on chest x-rays?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

The best way to detect AAA is by physical exam, ultrasound of the abdomen, and/or ct scan.
A plain x-ray can detect calcification in the general area of the aorta, but cannot measure the size, or detect the presence, of an aneurysm.

In brief: No

The best way to detect AAA is by physical exam, ultrasound of the abdomen, and/or ct scan.
A plain x-ray can detect calcification in the general area of the aorta, but cannot measure the size, or detect the presence, of an aneurysm.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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