Abdominal ultrasound of an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Illustration showing abdominal ultrasound of an abdominal aortic aneurysm

The enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta is an abdominal aortic aneurysm. An ultrasound image of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is shown in the upper right corner. Ultrasound imaging is often used to diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms.