Duplex Scan Abdominal Aorta
This test is an ultrasound of the abdominal aorta to exclude or document aneurismal diseases. The aorta is the main artery from the heart through the chest and abdomen. An abdominal aortic aneurysm forms when the walls of this artery gets weak and dilates. If the size of the aneurysm gets to large, you are at risk for the aorta to rupture.