Clinical Protocols

1.  STATEMENT ON PATIENT INFORMATION AND INFORMED CONSENT

Please click here to view the statement


2.  CLEANING AND DISINFECTING TRANSDUCERS

It is the advice of BMUS that, in terms of cleaning and disinfecting probes and transducers and general care of this equipment, practictitioners should always refer in the first instance to the manufacturer's instructions.  This is to avoid damage to the equipment and to obtain the best advice on your specific machine.

WFUMB Guidance on cleaning of transvaginal US transducers can be found here.


3.  CLINICAL GOVERNANCE IN ULTRASOUND

Please click here to view the guidelines prepared by the National Ultrasound Steering Group (NUSG)


4.  JOINT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPORTING CAROTID ULTRASOUND INVESTIGATIONS

Reproduced with the kind permission of Elsevier - click here


5.  ECTOPIC PREGNANCY AND MISCARRIAGE : DIAGNOSIS AND INITIAL MANAGEMENT IN EARLY PREGNANCY OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY AND MISCARRIAGE

Click here for the most recent guidelines from NICE


6.   EUROPEAN GUIDELINES AND GOOD PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTRAST ENHANCED ULTRASOUND (CEUS) 

Please click here to view the guidelines prepared by EFSUMB.

Guidance in respect of the use of Sonovue can be found here.


7.  PAUSE and CHECK 

Pause & Check Posters and card, launched jointly by BMUS and the Society of Radiographers on 4th April 2016 to support ultrasound practitioners in clinical imaging services. They are designed to act as a ready reminder of the checks that need to be made when any ultrasound examination is undertaken.

Please click here to view / download the information.


8.  CLINICAL IMAGING BOARD - PATIENT IDENTIFICATION : GUIDANCE & ADVICE

The Clinical Imaging Board (CIB) has previously issued a statement in recognition of the importance of correct patient identification when undertaking diagnostic imaging procedures utilising ionising radiation.1 This statement has been adapted to include advice contributed by the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) so as to apply to medical ultrasound examinations and has been endorsed by BMUS. 

Please click here to view / dowload the information.