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Can abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed with a sthethoscope exam or you need an ultrasound scan?

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnose AAA

While some large aneurysms can be felt with your hands on the belly an ultrasound is a much more effective and accurate way to make the diagnosis.

In brief: Diagnose AAA

While some large aneurysms can be felt with your hands on the belly an ultrasound is a much more effective and accurate way to make the diagnosis.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ultrasound is best

Physical exam is unreliable; doctors over diagnose abdominal aneurysms in thin people and underdiagnose them in fatter people on physical exam alone.
The best screening test is a duplex ultrasound. In experienced hands, this test has a 99% plus sensitivity and specificity-- meaning it is a very good screening test.

In brief: Ultrasound is best

Physical exam is unreliable; doctors over diagnose abdominal aneurysms in thin people and underdiagnose them in fatter people on physical exam alone.
The best screening test is a duplex ultrasound. In experienced hands, this test has a 99% plus sensitivity and specificity-- meaning it is a very good screening test.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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In brief: Imaging is better

Ultrasound, ct, and MRI are superior to physical exam.

In brief: Imaging is better

Ultrasound, ct, and MRI are superior to physical exam.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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