The abdominal vasculature is now relatively easy to image with the latest ultrasound technology. Aortoiliac and renal arterial studies are routinely performed in our Laboratory.
We have a high accuracy rate for predicting aneurysmal and occlusive disease of the aorto-iliac segment of over 90%. With abdominal aortic aneurysm the precise location, (infrarenal or suprarenal) is extremely important to the vascular surgeon. We also routinely assess the iliac, femoral and popliteal arteries for aneurysms, which occur more frequently in the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm.