Ultrasound Gel

Ultrasound Gel
  • Sheathes Ultrasound Probe Cover Sheathing Technologies 20080

    Sheathes

    Sheathes Ultrasound Probe Cover 1 X 9 Inch

    Sheathes ultrasound probe covers create a barrier between the probe and the patient help to prevent cross contamination. With a completely seamless design these FDA cleared probe covers provide a total barrier against bacteria and viruses. One box...

    $97.71
  • Eclipse Ultrasound Probe Cover Parker Labs 38-03

    ECLIPSE

    Eclipse Ultrasound Probe Cover 3-1/4 X 9-1/2 Inch

    A soft, disposable probe cover for medical ultrasound probes/transducers, pre-gelled inside with Aquasonic® 100 Ultrasound Transmission Gel. Fits most endocavity ultrasound probes.Pre-gelled inside with Aquasonic 100 Ultrasound Transmission Gel

    As low as $94.30
  • McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit McKesson Brand 16-1403

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit Sterile

    McKesson transducer covers are designed for ultrasound use to be used as a protective covering over ultrasound scanhead instruments and cords, offering a sterile solution for a wide variety of transducers. They easily slide over transducers and are an...

    As low as $188.59
  • Aquasonic Ultrasound Gel Parker Labs 01-02

    Aquasonic

    Aquasonic Blue Ultrasound Gel 2 oz. Tube

    The World Standard for Medical Ultrasound Transmission, Aquasonic® 100 is the most widely used gel for diagnostic and therapeutic medical ultrasound. Recommended for all procedures where a viscous gel is required.2oz. tube of Aquasonic® Ultrasound...

    As low as $26.44
  • Aquasonic Ultrasound Gel Parker Labs 01-08

    Aquasonic

    Aquasonic Blue Ultrasound Gel 8.5 oz. Bottle

    Package Count: 12. The World Standard for Medical Ultrasound Transmission, Aquasonic® 100 is the most widely used gel for diagnostic and therapeutic medical ultrasound. Recommended for all procedures where a viscous gel is required.8oz. bottle of...

    $35.99
  • McKesson Ultrasound Probe Cover McKesson Brand 16-1007

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Probe Cover 1 X 9 Inch

    McKesson ultrasound latex-free probe covers are used as hygienic protection for ultrasound probes during examinations to facilitate accurate ultrasound detection. They are designed with a beaded cuff for secure positioning, maximizing protection from...

    As low as $89.99
  • McKesson Ultrasound Probe Cover with Debris Shield McKesson Brand 16-1006

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Probe Cover with Debris Shield 1 X 8 Inch

    McKesson ultrasound latex-free probe covers are used as hygienic protection for ultrasound probes during examinations to facilitate accurate ultrasound detection. These covers are intended for use with ultrasound imaging probes for transvaginal and...

    As low as $81.38
  • Aquasonic Clear Ultrasound Gel Parker Labs 03-54

    Aquasonic

    Aquasonic Clear Ultrasound Gel 5 Liter Jug

    CLEAR ultrasound gel. Based on the same "can't be copied" formula of the World Standard, Aquasonic® 100 Ultrasound Transmission Gel has no fragrance or color. For diagnostic and therapeutic medical ultrasound procedures.No fragrance or color For...

    $96.77
Ultrasound Gel
Diagnostic ultrasound technology has changed the healthcare landscape, particularly in maternity care. Ultrasound gel is an important part of making that technology work.

What is Ultrasound Gel?
Ultrasound gel is a viscous, slightly sticky gel made primarily of propylene glycol and water. It acts as a conductive medium between the probe or transducer of an ultrasound machine (the part that makes contact with your body) and the skin.

How Does Ultrasound Gel Work and Why Do You Need It?

Ultrasound technology is similar to sonar. It uses sound waves to create a picture of something that can’t be seen with the naked human eye. In the case of sonar, this means underwater objects; with ultrasound, this means parts of the human body that are hidden beneath skin.

The ultrasound probe emits pulses of high-frequency sound far out of the range of human hearing. These sound pulses bounce off structures within the body — or off the baby, in the case of prenatal ultrasound exams — and create a picture that can be viewed on a computer screen.

In order for the sound waves to penetrate the body, there must be excellent contact between the probe and the skin. Ultrasound doesn’t travel well through the air, and even tiny pockets of air can block ultrasound waves.

Ultrasound gel, with its high water content, conducts sound well. In addition, it works as a sort of connector. It bridges the gap between the ultrasound probe and the skin, eliminating even the tiniest air pockets that might form around hairs or dry skin. It also acts as a lubricant, allowing the probe to slide smoothly across the skin without the possibility of static.

Other Uses for Ultrasound
In addition to imaging, ultrasound is sometimes used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors to relieve pain and promote the healing of injured tissue. Consumer-grade home ultrasound machines have become increasingly popular for these purposes. And thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns, app-enabled ultrasound probes that connect to your phone and relay images to your doctor may soon be a reality for expectant mothers.

What to Look for in an Ultrasound Gel
Ultrasound gel’s primary use is as a conductor and lubricant. It’s therefore important that it be thick enough not to run once applied to the body, but not so sticky that the probe doesn’t glide easily.

Different areas and purposes may require different viscosity gels, too, for example:
  • Multi-purpose gels are medium viscosity and suitable for both imaging and therapeutic ultrasound.
  • Low-viscosity gels will spread very thinly yet will not dry out or run. Suitable for both imaging and therapeutic uses where less mess is important.
  • High-viscosity gels are the thickest option and are suitable for prolonged therapeutic applications.
  • Ultrasound lotions are medium-viscosity lotions that absorb into the skin afterward.
Ultrasound gel is available in clear and colored options, but most tinted gels are non-staining and won’t ruin clothing.

As home ultrasound becomes more common, so does having access to ultrasound gel. Visit Simply Medical today for all your ultrasound needs.