Fairfax Radiological Consultants

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703.698.4488

Abdominal Aorta Duplex scan

An abdominal aorta scan uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize the abdominal aorta. Using a specialized Doppler technique, we can also measure the movement of blood within the vessels. This provides detailed pictures of these blood vessels to help physicians determine if there is enlargement of the aorta.

 

Common Questions

  • Why would my physician recommend Abdominal Aorta scan?

    Your physician may recommend an Abdominal scan to detect an aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the aorta) or as an annual follow up of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

  • What do I need to do before my procedure?

    You will be given detailed instructions by our staff before your procedure. In general, do not eat, drink any dairy products or smoke anything after midnight the night before your procedure. Water and daily medication may be taken if necessary. Be sure to bring your insurance card, photo ID, list of current medications (dose and frequency) and any diagnostic testing results.

  • What should I expect during an Abdominal Aorta scan?

    You will lay face-up on a moveable exam table and you may be turned to either side. Warm gel is placed over the area to be tested and a probe is gently passed back and forth on your skin over the area to create and pick up sound waves, which are converted into an image on a screen. During the exam, you will hear the ultrasound machine reproduce your pulse as detected through the Doppler component of the exam.

  • What should I expect after an Abdominal Aorta scan?

    When the imaging is complete, the clear gel will be wiped off your skin. After the procedure, you may resume your normal activities immediately.

  • How do I schedule an Abdominal Aorta scan with Fairfax Vascular Center?

    Before scheduling an appointment, you will need to get a referral from your physician. Once you have a referral, you can schedule an appointment by calling 703.698.4475 Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm.

  • When are appointments offered for an Abdominal Aorta scan?

    Appointments are available at Fairfax Vascular Center Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm. Learn more about this location.

Available at the following locations

Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage / Radiology Imaging Associates

8926 Woodyard Road
Suites 301, 401 & 502
Clinton, MD 20735
United States

Tel
301.856.3670
Fax
301.868.0129
Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent / Radiology Imaging Associates

230 W. Dares Beach Road
Suites 100 & 106
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States

Tel
301.855.9754
Fax
301.855.1367
Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke / Radiology Imaging Associates

11335 Pembrooke Square Medical Center
Suites 101, 104, 114 & 116
Waldorf, MD 20603
United States

Tel
301.870.8434
Fax
301.870.5327
Fairfax Radiology Center of Ballston

Fairfax Radiology Center of Ballston

3833 Fairfax Dr #110
Arlington, VA 22203
United States

Tel
703.788.8420
Fax
571.665.6691
Fairfax Radiology Center of Lansdowne

Fairfax Radiology Center of Lansdowne

19455 Deerfield Avenue
Suite 102
Lansdowne, VA 20176
United States

Tel
703.858.0001
Fax
703.724.0600
Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

4 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
United States

Tel
703.450.5800
Fax
703.450.0495
Fairfax Radiology Vascular Center

Fairfax Radiology Vascular Center

8505 Arlington Boulevard
Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

Tel
703.698.4475
Fax
703.573.4237