Clínic Barcelona

The hand-held ultrasound is useful in screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm

The hand-held ultrasound could be a useful and effective tool for the screening of abdominal aortic aneurysm in primary care, according to a study led by Dr. Antoni Sisó-Almirall, research director of the Consortium for Primary Health Care of Eixample (CAPSE) and responsible of the IDIBAPS Transversal Group in Primary Care Research. The results of the study, published in the journal Medicina Clínica, confirm that using this technique the correlation for this disease between the family doctor with a specific training and the radiologist was 100 percent.