Aorta Anatomy 

Abdominal Aorta 

  • Two major views include long (sagittal) and short (axial) 
  • Long axis view = dot oriented to head 
  • Short axis view = dot oriented to the patient's right 
  • Curvilinear Probe, low frequency, better for depth 
  • Slowly increasing pressure will displace gas to provide better images  

Long Axis View 

  • Proximal Abdominal Aorta - demonstrates proximal major vessels of abdominal aorta 
  • Distal Abdominal Aorta - demonstrates distal aorta down to level of bifurcation 

*** Please add long axis views below this level as well 

Short Axis View