Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: ultrasound equipment guidelines

This document sets out guidelines for quality assurance of ultrasound equipment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening providers.



Explanation of the 4 specific elements of quality assurance testing for ultrasound equipment used in the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme. These are:

  • acceptance testing on delivery of new equipment
  • safety checks
  • monthly performance tests
  • annual performance checks
Published 1 December 2014
Last updated 22 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: ultrasound equipment guidelines'.
  2. First published.