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The abdominal X-ray can see an aortic aneurysm if I had one, right?
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In brief: Nope
Only if it is calcified.
The best test is an ultrasound. That can follow the aorta and is commonly used to monitor the aneurysm. A ct scan can see it as well, but is much more expensive.

In brief: Nope
Only if it is calcified.
The best test is an ultrasound. That can follow the aorta and is commonly used to monitor the aneurysm. A ct scan can see it as well, but is much more expensive.
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
A plain abdominal x ray usually can not identified aortic aneurysm unless calcified.
You either have to have a abdominal sonogram or cat scan.

In brief: No
A plain abdominal x ray usually can not identified aortic aneurysm unless calcified.
You either have to have a abdominal sonogram or cat scan.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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