Here are some suggestions to help improve the quality of ultrasound scans and so increase the information obtained from them. There is also some advice on how to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI)/work-related upper-limb disorder (WRULD). 1 Ensure correct orientation of the probe head to obtain conventional scan images. One designated end (marked

on some probes with a ridge or light) should point towards the patient’s head when scanning in the LS (longitudinal/coronal) plane, then, on turning 90º anticlockwise into a TS (transverse/axial) plane, this end will be pointing towards the patient’s right side.