Edinburgh Imaging

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a serious condition whereby the aorta swells & can burst, without warning; it is the thirteenth commonest cause of death in the United Kingdom.

Abdonimal aortic aneurysm
Overview

We have conducted two major studies (MA3RS & SoFia trials) in patients with swelling of the aorta (the main blood vessel that passes through the body).

We have shown that new imaging techniques using PET & MR scanning can predict how quickly these swellings grow & whether or not patients will suffer a major event. This has important potential implications for how these patients will be monitored & treated in the future.

 

Lead AAA researcher 

If you would like to discuss undertaking abdominal aortic aneurysm research & collaborating with us, please contact our business manager, who will arrange a meeting with our AAA research lead.

Dr Duncan Martin

Business Manager

  • Edinburgh Imaging

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Research staff with an AAA focus

 

Current projects - none current
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