Scarborough Vascular Ultrasound
Aortic Aneurysms (TAA & AAA)
Who should be screened?
According to the SIR Legs for Life Program, the following patient groups should be screened:
What are the risk factors most commonly associated with AAAs?
Other risk factors include:
Why should I be Screened for possible Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
In the majority of patients with AAA there are no symptoms and the AAA goes undetected.
Once detected, however AAAs can be monitored and treated effectively.
The risks of treating a AAA outweigh the risks of sudden death in the above high risk groups particularly with new endovascular treatment options.
The screening for AAA is non-invasive and painless
How can I get screened?
Call the Toronto Endovascular Centre at 416-925-2676
Arrange to bring a requisition form for ultrasound from your family physician at the time of your appointment at The Toronto Endovascular Centre
Print out the following requisition; have your Family Doctor fill it in and bring it for your screening/ultrasound appointment at the Toronto Endovascular Centre
To print requisition form, click here
Where Can I get Screened?
Currently Toronto Endovascular Centre is the only Legs for Life Site In Canada performing Abdominal Aortic Screening at 131 Hazelton Avenue, Ste 102 , Toronto .
Is there any Cost for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening?
There is no cost for screening in the appropriate patient groups of:
The above patient groups must bring in a ultrasound requisition filled in by their Family Doctor.
What does screening involve?
What are the References for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening?
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