Many people who have an aneurysm have no noticeable symptoms. The aortic scan screens for the existence of an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta by visualizing the existence of an enlargement that could lead to rupture. A vascular technologist applies an acoustic gel on the abdomen and uses a painless instrument called a transducer to measure the size of the abdominal aorta. This test can help determine if your aorta has an aneurysm in the most common location, the abdomen. Call (541) 382-8346 to schedule a screening exam.