Author: Paul Atkinson / Editor: John P Sloan / Reviewer: James Waiting, Joe Schrieber, Nishant Cherian / Codes: R1, R2 / Published: 01/06/2023
This session describes focused ultrasound for suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Ultrasound: Indications
- Ultrasound: Physics
- Ultrasound: Image acquisition
After completing this session you will be able to:
- Explain the indications for an AAA scan
- Identify which probe to use and how to adjust the machine
- Describe how to position the patient
- Demonstrate the IVC and aorta in longitudinal section
- Recognize the SMA, coeliac axis and aortic bifurcation
- Illustrate how to measure the aortic diameter
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