Interventional Radiologist, Saskatoon
Project: Transition to Ultrasound Follow up of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysm represent an advance in patient care, effective alternative to traditional open surgical repair resulting in decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality and reduced ICU/hospital stay. Unlike open repair, lifelong follow-up imaging is recommended after EVAR. The intent of this project was to implement an EVAR follow-up program utilizing ultrasound instead of CTA when appropriate.