CRG at Spire Norwich Hospital have launched a private AAA screening service for all patients who may be at risk of the condition.

Research has demonstrated that offering men ultrasound screening in their 65th year could reduce the rate of premature death from ruptured AAA by up to 50 percent.

NHS screening is not available in Norfolk at present. Hence, this new private service is extended to anyone over the age of 50 with vascular risk factors.

By carrying out high quality ultrasound screening, CRG aim to identify undiagnosed AAAs early and accurately to enable patients to make an informed choice about the ongoing management of their condition.

Risk factors

  • your gender (AAA is six times more common in men than women)
  • your age (95% of ruptured AAA occur in men over 65)
  • your family history (if you have a first degree relative who has had an AAA, you have a higher risk of having one yourself)
  • smoking
  • high blood pressure

Not only will you be scanned by a Consultant Radiologist, our rapid-access clinic will ensure results are returned to your GP or Consultant promptly.

Within Ciology Group’s team of 15 Consultant Radiologists are three sub-speciality experts who undertake, as a combined procedure with the surgeon, aortic aneursym repairs.

The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening service is open to all, please contact customer services advisors at Spire Norwich on 01603 255 614 for further information.