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Pseudoaneurysm Evaluation Upper/Lower Extremity

False aneurysms, also known as pseudoaneurysms, are abnormal outpouchings or enlargements of arteries which can occur as a result of trauma or infection, usually in the groin or an arm or leg often at a site of prior surgery or radiology procedure. To evaluate and often treat this condition, the technologist will pass a risk-free, painless non-invasive ultrasound transducer (probe or wand) over the affected area to look for a false aneurysm and if present, measure its size and the blood flow within.


  • Suspected damage to arterial wall/arterial injury (signs of bleeding, pulsatile mass, abdominal pain)

Patient Preparation

No patient preparation is needed.