Ultrasound Gel

Ultrasound Gel
  • Aquaflex Ultrasound Gel Parker Labs 04-02

    Aquaflex

    Aquaflex Clear Ultrasound Gel 2 X 9 cm Cup

    Package Count: 6. Aquaflex Ultrasound gel pads are 2 x 9 centimeter aqueous, flexible, disposable ultrasound standoffs for use in difficult-to-visualize and near-field areas, or when gels alone won't do. Disposability eliminates the risk of...

    $48.92
  • McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit McKesson Brand 16-1403

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit 4 X 24 Inch

    Package Count: 24. McKesson tranducer 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...

    $124.73
  • McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit McKesson Brand 16-1406

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit 5-1/2 X 58 Inch

    Package Count: 24. 5½ Inch by 58 Inches Made of soft and durable polyurethane Acoustically transparent providing distortion-free imaging solutions in the ultrasound suite Designed specifically for ultrasound use to be used as a protective covering over...

    $235.46
  • McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit McKesson Brand 16-1405

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit 5-1/2 X 36 Inch

    Package Count: 24. McKesson tranducer covers are designed for ultrasound use to be used as a protective covering over ultrasound scanheadinstruments and cords, offering a sterile solution for a wide variety of transducers. They easily slide over...

    $150.31
  • McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit McKesson Brand 16-1402

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Transducer Cover Kit 1-1/2 X 24 Inch

    Package Count: 24. 4.7 Inches tapered to 1½ Inches by 24 Inches Made of soft and durable polyurethane Acoustically transparent providing distortion-free imaging solutions in the ultrasound suite Designed specifically for ultrasound use to be used as a...

    $123.48
  • Eclipse Ultrasound Probe Cover Parker Labs 38-01

    ECLIPSE

    Eclipse Ultrasound Probe Cover 1-3/4 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 Only one...

    Starting at $68.77
  • Scan Ultrasound Gel Parker Labs 11-08

    Scan

    Scan Ultrasound Gel 8 oz. Bottle

    Will not damage equipment or stain clothing Comfortable and pleasing to patient and ultrasound practitioner Bacteriostatic

    $41.05
  • Scan Ultrasound Gel Parker Labs 11-28S

    Scan

    Scan Ultrasound Gel, Transmission - 1 gal Dispenser Bottle

    Scan® Ultrasound Gel uses a dual-viscosity formula which allows it to be applied as a gel and scan as a fluid. This is perfect for medical ultrasound procedures when a less viscous gel is desired. The Scan® gel is acoustically correct for the broad range...

    $90.67
  • McKesson Ultrasound Gel McKesson Brand 4964

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel, Clear - High Viscosity, Transmission, 5 L Jar

    Achieve clearer image results when you use this McKesson ultrasound and laser transmission gel. With a high viscosity, it stays where it's applied without dripping or running. McKesson ultrasound gel is clear and greaseless for comfort and is water...

    Starting at $25.24
  • McKesson Ultrasound Gel McKesson Brand 4963

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel, Clear - High Viscosity, Transmission, 8.5 oz

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel And Laser Transmission Conductive, non-staining, water soluble contact medium for ultrasound transmission.High Viscosity Conductive, greaseless, water soluble contact medium for ultrasound and laser transmission Conductive feature...

    Starting at $11.06
  • McKesson Ultrasound Gel McKesson Brand 4962

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel, Pink - Medium Viscosity, Conductive, 5 L Jar

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel And Laser Transmission Conductive, non-staining, water soluble contact medium for ultrasound transmission.McKesson Ultrasound Gel Pink 5 L (1.32 gal) Medium Viscosity Conductive, nonstaining, water soluble contact medium for...

    Starting at $25.62
  • McKesson Ultrasound Gel McKesson Brand 4961

    McKesson

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel, Pink - Medium Viscosity, Conductive, 8.5 oz

    McKesson Ultrasound Gel And Laser Transmission Conductive, non-staining, water soluble contact medium for ultrasound transmission.Ultrasound gel to aide in coupling efficiency. This gel is water soluble for quick and easy cleanup after examinationsMedium...

    Starting at $10.00
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.