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How do physicians test the diameter of my aorta?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound, CT ABD

Either ultrasound or ct of the abdomen will reliably identify abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas).
The ultrasound is ideal for screening because it is inexpensive and has no radiation exposure. Ct is better at defining the precise location of the aneurysm to help decide the best technique for repair.

In brief: Ultrasound, CT ABD

Either ultrasound or ct of the abdomen will reliably identify abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas).
The ultrasound is ideal for screening because it is inexpensive and has no radiation exposure. Ct is better at defining the precise location of the aneurysm to help decide the best technique for repair.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Various ways

Can be measured directly while seen on ultrasound, ct or angiogram.
Initially starts with physical exam. Some groups encouraging ultrasound screening in high-risk patients. Others seen incidentally on scans for other reasons.

In brief: Various ways

Can be measured directly while seen on ultrasound, ct or angiogram.
Initially starts with physical exam. Some groups encouraging ultrasound screening in high-risk patients. Others seen incidentally on scans for other reasons.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: AAA

Above 3 cm diameter is an aneurysm.
Above 5 cm increased risk of rupture so treatment needed. Usually an endograft. If you have AAA need ultrasound every 6-12 months.

In brief: AAA

Above 3 cm diameter is an aneurysm.
Above 5 cm increased risk of rupture so treatment needed. Usually an endograft. If you have AAA need ultrasound every 6-12 months.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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