In an aging population, an increasing number of patients may be at risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA occurs in about 10% of men over 65 who have risk factors for vascular disease (e.g., obesity, smoking, etc.).1
Rupture of an AAA is most often fatal, causing up to 30,000 deaths a year in the U.S. Early diagnosis, which can include measuring the abdominal aortic diameter, and surgical management have been shown to decrease mortality.1
The AortaScan® AMI 9700 instrument, which measures abdominal aortic diameter, can help physicians identify the presence of AAA. It's quick, noninvasive, accurate, and easy for staff to use—no sonographer is required.
Reference:1.Reardon RF, Cook T, Plummer D. Abdominal aortic aneurysm. In: Ma OJ, Mateer JR, Blaivas M, eds. Emergency Ultrasound. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2008: 149-168.