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Prep Instructions


  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK within 6 hours prior to testing. 
  • Avoid carbonated beverages the day before your scheduled exam.
  • Take all prescribed medications with a small amount of WATER only.
  • Eat a bland diet, ie., bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, baked chicken or fish.  Avoid gas-producing greasy or fried foods, vegetables, or fruits.  
  • Avoid gum chewing day of exam. 


This test uses ultrasound waves to image the main artery that supplies blood to and through your abdomen. You will lie on a table while a technologist scans your abdomen with an ultrasound probe. Please follow this prep for your AAA Screening. This procedure lasts about 30-45 minutes.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

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