Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms using a dedicated portable ultrasound system: early results.

@article{Flu2009ScreeningFA,
  title={Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms using a dedicated portable ultrasound system: early results.},
  author={W J Flu and Jan-Peter van Kuijk and Egon J W Merks and Ruud J Kuiper and Hence J. M. Verhagen and Johannes G Bosch and Nicolaas Bom and Jeroen J. Bax and Don Poldermans},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={602-6}
}
AIMS Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are often diagnosed at time of (impending) rupture leading to a dramatic increase of morbidity and mortality. A simple screening device might be the key solution for widespread AAA screening. This study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a new portable ultrasound scanner (Aortascan BVI 9600) developed for automatic AAA detection. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 150 patients with presumed aneurysmatic peripheral atherosclerotic disease were included in… CONTINUE READING