Abdominal Vascular Ultrasound
An abdominal vascular ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate the aorta, the main artery in the abdomen, and other arteries that deliver blood to the major organs in the body.
Visit our online health library for information about conditions that may require an abdominal vascular ultrasound.
Before Your Procedure
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. Please do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your abdominal vascular ultrasound.
Bring the following information with you:
- A signed prescription for an imaging study (unless your doctor’s office has either faxed an order or indicated they entered the order directly into Inova’s electronic medical records system)
- Insurance card
- Photo ID (e.g., license, passport)
- Any previous exam films and reports performed at a non-Inova facility, including X-rays, mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds
- Implant card, if applicable