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2) Is there any published advice on examination times?

The SCoR has published (2015) an advice document on ultrasound examination times available from

Times for the two obstetric ultrasound screening scans are now within NHS England Service Specifications Nos. 16 and 17 Page 12   (11w2d to 14w 1d scan). Page 13 (Anomaly scan at 18w to 20w 6d)

NICE Guidelines on Multiple Pregnancy (CG 129) published in September 2011 state that 30 mins should be allowed for growth scans on twins and triplets. (Section, Page 18)

The Abdominal Aneurysm Screening Programme has guidance on clinic booking times and overall session numbers in their Standard Operating Procedures.

Sonographers have a professional responsibility to ensure that the time allocated for an examination is sufficient for it to be carried out and reported safely and competently.

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