This scan is available to women from 45 years of age.
We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:
- iliac arteries
- should an aneurysm be identified, both kidneys and renal arteries will also be evaluated
- assessing for any aortic narrowing from calcification, plaque or thrombus build up
Common examples for having this ultrasound screening are:
- detection of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
- monitoring aortic dilation
We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.
Please contact us
if you would like to know more about our health scans.
Need to expose lower part of abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.
8 hours of fasting required. No breakfast if morning appointment / no lunch for afternoon appointment. Clear fluids including black tea or coffee are allowed.
For diabetics maintain food intake but avoid fatty or dairy products.
Maintain normal medication.
All of our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.