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Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound

Abdominal aortic ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless procedure that allows the doctors at North Shore Cardiac Imaging to view images of the Aorta, the main artery of the body that leads away from the heart.

Using high-frequency sound waves, the abdominal aortic ultrasound is most useful for measuring the size of the aorta. This type of preventative screening is recommended for men over the age of 60 who have ever smoked as well as anyone who has a family history of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is caused when the walls of the aorta weaken and balloon out.