A Sonographer’s Step-by-Step Approach for Preventing Transmission of COVID-19

Corinne E. Wessner, JoAnn Nelson, Sarah Mott, Maria Francesco, Laurence Needleman


The 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has greatly affected the way sonographers care for their patients. Sonography can be a useful imaging tool for surveillance and diagnosis of various conditions associated with COVID-19 patients or patients under investigation (PUIs). Currently, there are limited resources and protocols for preventing the transmission of COVID-19 from ultrasound equipment. Our institution has created a detailed protocol for scanning COVID-19 patients or PUIs to address this important issue.

Keywords: clinical protocol, patient care management, COVID-19

Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 2021, Vol. 37(1) 97–103
DOI: 10.1177/8756479320959035
© The Author(s) 2020