In this profession you will come across some bad odors, however, the images you see are intriguing and pretty much gets the majority of your attention. My mentor is awesome and we have a pretty good relationship (only 3 days in) we will see how I feel about him later on during the year. A few things that I learned were: Be prepared to smell just about anything, typically in most cases the left vertebral artery is dominant over the right when doing a carotid study, if an AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) is measured 5 cm or greater than its surgery time! Anything less than 5 cm and greater than 4.0 cm it is monitored every 6 months. If it is between 3.0 to 4.0 cm then it is monitored every year. The aorta should measure less than 3.0 cm. Hope this was useful! Back to more studies at the vascular lab.