Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: ultrasound equipment guidance

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


Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: ultrasound equipment quality assurance guidance

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

  1. acceptance testing on delivery of new equipment
  2. safety checks
  3. monthly performance tests
  4. annual performance checks
Published 1 December 2014