Chapter 6. Ultrasound Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta

  1. Adam Brooks1,
  2. Jim Connolly2 and
  3. Otto Chan3
  1. Simon England

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch6

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

How to Cite

England, S. (2008) Ultrasound Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta, in Ultrasound in Emergency Care (eds A. Brooks, J. Connolly and O. Chan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Royal London Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917317

Online ISBN: 9780470755822

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Keywords:

  • ultrasound assessment;
  • abdominal aorta;
  • vascular surgical emergency;
  • surface anatomy;
  • abdominal aortic aneurysms

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Abdominal aortic anatomy

  • Surface anatomy

  • Scan technique/equipment

  • Normal findings

  • Pitfalls

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms

  • Ultrasound findings in abdominal aortic aneurysms

  • Summary