Abdominal Vasculature: Ultrasound Diagnostics Of The Abdominal Aorta! Trivia Quiz

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Below is an Abdominal Vasculature: Ultrasound Diagnostics Of The Abdominal Aorta Trivia Quiz. It is perfect for those of us in the medical field that want to refresh their knowledge on these examinations. Take it up and get to learn more about it and how to interpret results. All the best and keep revising before the final exams are here.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Indications: A patient presents for an ultrasound with a pulsatile abdominal mass and abdominal / back pain.  What condition would the doctor be trying to rule out?
  • 2. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Indications: Choose all the appropriate indications for an aortic ultrasound.
    • A. 

      Severe headache

    • B. 

      Severe back pain

    • C. 

      Abdominal Bruit

    • D. 

      Family h/o aneurysm

    • E. 

      Abdominal Pain

    • F. 

      Pain in left arm

    • G. 

      Severe post prandial pain

    • H. 


    • I. 

      Pulsatile abdominal mass

    • J. 

      Blurry vision

    • K. 

      Uncontrolable hypertension

    • L. 

      Pain in left leg

  • 3. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Indications:The doctor sends a patient to have an aortic ultrasound who has uncontrollable hypertension and an abdominal bruit.  What condition is he trying to rule out?
  • 4. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Indications:You are asked to perform an aortic ultrasound on a patient with a sudden onset of severe back pain.
  • 5. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Indications:If you are performing an aortic ultrasound on a patient with severe post prandial pain, you should be trying to rule out ____________  ____________.
  • 6. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique:For an aortic ultrasound, the patient should fast for ____(#) to ____(#) hours prior to reduce gas.  However, doppler studies may have to be performed ___________ as well to see the affects on blood flow hemodynamics.
  • 7. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: When performing an aortic ultrasound, start with the ____(#) MHz transducer to obtain optimal resolution for penetration depth.
  • 8. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: Start with the patient in the __________ position
  • 9. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: If gas is obscurring the image, it may be necessary for the patient to lie _________  __________  ___________.
  • 10. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: You should begin scanning in the _________ (longitudinal or transverse?) position at the _________  _________ and continue scanning inferiorly to the aortic __________.
  • 11. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: Representive images of the ________, ________, and ________ aorta, along with the _________ should be taken with additional images taken at an area of __________.
  • 12. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: If specific arterial branches are to be examined, the study should begin at the vessel's _________.
  • 13. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: The normal aorta measures _________ cm.
  • 14. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: When measuring the aorta, the measurement should be made ________ border to ________ border (which is the same for all vessels).
  • 15. 
    Aortic Ultrasound Technique: In order to better visualize the iliac arteries, a _________  _________ technique may be used.
  • 16. 
    The normal diameter of the iliac arteries is between ___(#) to ___(#) cm.
  • 17. 
    As with all vascular structures, the aorta is an __________, __________ structure.
  • 18. 
    The spine appears as an ___________, ___________ structure posterior to the aorta.
  • 19. 
    As the aorta courses inferiorly, it becomes
    • A. 


    • B. 

      More narrow

  • 20. 
    In the proximal aspect of the aorta, what two arteries can be seen arising anteriorly?
  • 21. 
    Scanning the aorta in a transverse plane, what two arteries are seen resembling a seagull?
  • 22. 
    Sono Appearance:Moving in a transverse plane inferiorly, the SMA can be seen as a rounded structure ___________ (anterior or posterior?) to the pancreas and ___________(anterior or posterior?) to the aorta.
  • 23. 
    Sono Appearance:Immediately __________ (superior or inferior?) to the SMA are the renal arteries.
  • 24. 
    The renal arteries are best visualized in a ___________ plane since they run perpendicular to the aorta.
    • A. 

      Longitudinal / sagital

    • B. 


  • 25. 
    At the level of the umbilicus, the aorta can be seen bifurcating into the ...
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