Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are silent but deadly. An aneurysm is a weakened, bulging spot in an artery. Your abdominal aorta is the artery that runs through the middle of your abdomen (stomach area) and supplies blood to the lower half of your body. An aortic screening can identify aneurysms and allow preventive treatment. During this painless procedure, an ultrasound probe is run over your abdomen. This procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and costs $40.