Vascular Screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening



The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body. It is therefore critical for this artery to be in good condition.

This scan is used to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA's) and also for the monitoring and follow-up assessment of an aortic dilation.

Aortic Aneurysm Screening can be performed as a routine check and is recommended in men aged over 45. If you have a family history Numi Scan recommend having this scan prior to 45 years of age.

If you have noticed a mid-line palpable mass in the abdomen or a pulsating mass then you should have an aortic ultrasound scan ASAP to check if you have an aneurysm.

Approximately 6,000 people in England & Wales die every year from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (source: NHS Abdominal Aneurysm Screening Programme). Around 8 out of 10 people with a ruptured AAA either die before they reach hospital or don't survive surgery.

A simple & quick ultrasound scan can detect an aneurysm with instant results. If an aneurysm is found you will need to be regularly monitored to check it doesn't get dangerously larger & can be managed by your clinician reducing negative outcomes.

AAA's are more common in people aged over 65, in particular men. Therefore this scan is essential for people who fall into this high risk category.

What Do you Get?

Detection of Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm using Ultrasound
Instant Results Summary
​No GP referral Required
Having a screening scan cuts the risk of dying from an abdominal aortic aneurysm by half
No waiting list

Who's at Risk?

  • You are over 65
  • You are male
  • You smoke
  • You have high blood pressure
  • Your brother, sister or parent has, or has had, an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Pre-scan Preperation

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.

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