Aorta Scan

CGEP_aorta-scanThis test screens for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), which is a weakening of the aortic wall. Anyone who has vascular risk factors, including obesity, smoking, age over 65 or high blood pressure, is at risk for a AAA. Because rupture of a AAA is very dangerous and often fatal, early diagnosis can guide us on how aggressive to be to minimize risk and save lives.