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OSATS, basic early pregnancy ultrasound

This page sets out the OSATS requirements for the basic early pregnancy ultrasound module. You have to be competent in:

Ultrasound examination of early (8-12 week) pregnancy

  • Counsel patient about procedure
  • Appropriate machine set-up
  • Identify bladder and right/left orientation
  • Identify uterus
  • Identify gestational sac and confirm its intrauterine location
  • Measure gestational sac diameter
  • Measure crown-rump length
  • Confirm fetal cardiac activity
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patients
  • Complete a structured written ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate referral or follow-up


Elsewhere on the site

Information about OSATS
Find out more about the OSATS and how to use them in your training
Ultrasound resources
Resources to help support your ultrasound training