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How does a doctor diagnose aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray

Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen.
Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan will visualize and confirm it. An ultrasound would also demonstrate the aneurysm.

In brief: X-ray

Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen.
Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan will visualize and confirm it. An ultrasound would also demonstrate the aneurysm.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Charles Jost
The CT is necessary in order to measure the aneurysm to determine whether a less invasive procedure may be used by a cardiologist for the repair - endoluminal graft - which allows for a shorter recovery period.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Cardiovascular surgeons and vascular surgeons that repair aneurysms and treat their possible complications, can advise you on the best surgical option for the particular aneurysm. This includes endovascular repair with a stent or open repair.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Aortic aneurysm

Imaging techniques include ct, mri, and ultrasound.

In brief: Aortic aneurysm

Imaging techniques include ct, mri, and ultrasound.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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