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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

This test uses ultrasound waves to image the main artery that supplies blood to and through your abdomen. You will lie on a table while a technologist scans your abdomen with an ultrasound probe. Please follow this prep for your AAA Screening. This procedure lasts about 30-45 minutes.

Prep Instructions

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK within 6 hours prior to testing.
  • Avoid carbonated beverages the day before your scheduled exam.
  • Take all prescribed medications with a small amount of WATER only.
  • Eat a bland diet, ie., bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, baked chicken or fish. Avoid gas-producing greasy or fried foods, vegetables, or fruits.
  • Avoid gum chewing day of exam.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact us at 540-662-0306.