These guidelines have been prepared by Team Samrakshan under the leadership of Dr Rijo Mathew Choorakuttil, National Coordinator for Samrakshan IRIA.
The aim of these Guidelines is to review the latest evidence to provide evidence‐based recommendations regarding the role of ultrasound in screening and follow‐up of PE. The primary focus of these guidelines are on the technical/clinical aspects of screening. The guidelines form a standard of clinical practice based on current evidence based guidelines in the global literature and evidence from the Samrakshan Screening Protocol based program implemented in India. These guidelines do not intend to establish a legal standard of care, as the evidence that underpins the development of these guidelines are dynamic and maybe influenced by individual circumstances, local protocol and available resources and changes in the evidence.