The clinical and cost-effectiveness of protocols using contrast-enhanced ultrasound and/or colour duplex ultrasound in the long-term surveillance of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair


This NIHR HTA-funded project will assess the current evidence for the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surveillance imaging strategies following endovascular repair (EVAR) of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The imaging technologies under evaluation are, therefore, colour duplex or contrast-enhanced ultrasound, alone or in conjunction with plain film X-ray, compared with computed tomography angiography. The results of the project will be used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to issue clinical guidance in England and Wales on the optimal surveillance strategy after EVAR. The project is funded for 6 months and is expected to start in March 2016.


Miriam Brazzelli m.brazzelli@abdn.ac.uk


Data Collection - Ongoing