UPMC Susquehanna: Receive an Aorta Ultrasound in Williamsport, PA
If you would like to learn more about an aorta ultrasound in Williamsport, PA, please Find a Provider at UPMC Susquehanna.
Aorta ultrasounds are performed for the following reasons. To evaluate:
- The family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Abdominal bruit (sound when blood moves at a different speed)
Patients should not eat or drink for eight hours prior to the test. If you are on medications you can take the medication with one or two ounces of water. The total time in the department, including registration and imaging, is approximately 30 minutes.
What Happens During an Aorta Ultrasound?
A registered ultrasound technologist will first verify your identity and explain the procedure. You will be escorted into the imaging room and positioned on your back. The technologist will apply a gel to your abdomen. The gel is water based and will not irritate your skin or stain your clothing. The technologist will then place the transducer on your skin and adjust its position to image. In order to take high quality images the technologist may have to press on your abdomen. Most patients do not find this uncomfortable unless tender in that area. After the procedure is complete a board-certified radiologist will interpret your scan. The results will be sent to your physician.
UPMC Susquehanna is here to see you through and offer the best care available. If you think you may need an aorta ultrasound in Williamsport, PA area, please contact a healthcare provider at UPMC Susquehanna.
At UPMC Susquehanna, our physicians evaluate abdominal aortic aneurysms with aorta ultrasound in Williamsport, PA.