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Work Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (Sonographers)

SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version
8 October, 2014
Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Ultrasound, X-ray
2nd edition. Revision August 2016.


The Society and College of Radiographers receives many enquiries from sonographers about work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD). The following is a compilation of some of the answers that Nigel Thomson (Professional Officer for Ultrasound) and Lyn West-Wigley (Policy Officer: Health and Safety) have given. It provides a broad overview of the subject and gives links to more definitive documentation and advice. A new section on scanning the high BMI patient has been included in this second edition following several enquiries.

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