BMUS guidance on ultrasound safety
The issue of safety in ultrasound is often overlooked by novice sonographers. The British Medical Ultrasound Society has published a number of statements on safety in ultrasound.
The detailed guidance provides recommended maximum scanning times based on the type of examination being performed and the thermal and mechanical indices.
Of note for those providing training in ultrasound is safety guidance for using volunteers for training
Whatever you are doing you should always remember the ALARA principle – As Low As Reasonably Achievable.