The article below is a great and thorough guideline on transthoracic echocardiography.
In this post I link to and excerpt from the 2019 Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Jan;32(1):1-64. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.06.004. Epub 2018 Oct 1.
Here are excerpts:
What follows are diagrams which clarify the probe positionining on the chest and clarify the probe movements that are described in the text:
Here are the key points:
The article summarizes the guidance in 12 great tables. The table pictures and summaries are most useful in the PDF version of the article.
However, the HTML version has direct links to all the videos that are available for each of the twelve tables and their images.