Ultrasound Gel

Ultrasound Gel

Transonic Ultrasound Gel for Ultrasound Diagnosis

Ultrasound gel is intended for general use as a transmission media for acoustically coupling a transducer to a human body surface during external therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound imaging procedures. It is placed on the patient’s skin or on the transducer prior to initiating an ultrasound examination.

It is a fundamental component of ultrasound imaging, crucial for obtaining high-quality, detailed images in various medical settings, including obstetrics, gynaecology, cardiology, and musculoskeletal imaging, among others. The gel is formulated to improve the transmission of ultrasound waves by reducing air gaps and enhancing the acoustic coupling between the transducer and the skin. It ensures the efficient propagation of ultrasound waves through the gel and into the body, allowing for accurate and high-resolution imaging.

✅ Does not irritate skin.
✅ Non-greasy.
✅ Hydrosoluble.
✅ Does not contain salt.
✅ Does not damage the transducer.
✅ High density.
✅ It spreads out easily and uniformly.
✅ This product is free of natural latex, phthalates and animal or biological origin compounds.

Transonic gel is a water-based gel used to facilitate ultrasound scans. Allows you to get the best results possible with the least discomfort for patients. Available as a blue or colourless gel, in various size options. Salt-free. Does not irritate the skin. Non-greasy. Hydrosoluble. Does not damage the transducer. Spreads out easily and uniformly.

  • DESCRIPTION: Odourless water-based viscous gel.
  • EFFICIENCY: > 90%from 0,5 MHz
  • DENSITY: 1,0 g/ml
  • VISCOSITY: >800.000 mPa.s (Brookfield LVT
  • ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE: 1,62 (106 Rayls)


What is ultrasound gel?

Ultrasound gel, also known as ultrasound coupling gel or sonographic gel, is a clear or slightly coloured gel-like substance used in medical imaging procedures, particularly ultrasound examinations. It serves as a medium to enhance the transmission of ultrasound waves between the skin and the ultrasound transducer, improving the quality of imaging.

How is the gel applied during an ultrasound procedure?

The gel is applied directly to the skin over the area being examined. An adequate amount of gel is spread to ensure good contact between the ultrasound transducer and the skin's surface.

Is the gel safe for the skin?

Yes, it's formulated to be safe for the skin. It is non-irritating and gentle, designed to be applied to the skin without causing any harm or discomfort during ultrasound procedures.

Is it easy to clean off after the procedure?

Yes, the gel is water-based and designed to be easily wiped off the skin using a towel or tissue after the ultrasound procedure.

Can it be used for therapeutic ultrasound?

Yes, it can also be used during therapeutic ultrasound treatments to ensure proper transmission of the therapeutic ultrasound waves.

Can it be warmed before use?

Yes, warming the gel slightly can enhance patient comfort during the procedure. However, avoid overheating, as excessive heat can degrade the gel's quality.

Guidelines for application:

1. Preparation:
Clean the Skin: Ensure the area where the ultrasound will be performed is clean and free from lotions, oils, or other substances that might interfere with gel adhesion or ultrasound transmission.
Patient Comfort: Explain the procedure to the patient and ensure they are comfortable and positioned appropriately for the scan.

2. Application Techniques:
Amount of Gel: Apply enough gel to cover the entire surface area of the transducer (ultrasound probe) and the skin being scanned. Use a generous amount to prevent air pockets.
Spread Evenly: Spread the gel evenly over the skin using gentle, circular motions. Ensure there are no gaps or areas without gel coverage.
Avoid Bubbles or Air Pockets: Smooth the gel to eliminate any bubbles or air pockets between the transducer and the skin. Air pockets can interfere with the quality of the ultrasound image.

3. Special Considerations for Different Procedures:
a. Abdominal Ultrasound:
Start applying gel in the centre of the abdomen and gradually move outwards. Ensure complete coverage over the entire area to be examined.
b. Obstetric Ultrasound:
Apply gel to the lower abdomen, covering the pelvic region. Maintain a generous amount for smoother imaging of the uterus and fetus.
c. Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography):
Apply gel to the chest area where the heart is located. Ensure full coverage to facilitate clear imaging of the heart chambers and valves.
d. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound:
Apply gel to the area of interest on the skin, such as joints or muscles, ensuring complete coverage over the region being examined.

4. During the Procedure:
Reapplication: If the gel dries out or starts to lose its effectiveness during a lengthy procedure, reapply additional gel as needed for continuous optimal imaging.

5. After the Procedure:
Gel Removal: After the ultrasound is completed, wipe excess gel from the patient's skin using a clean, dry cloth or tissue. Ensure the area is clean and comfortable for the patient.

6. Additional Tips:
Temperature Consideration: Warm the gel slightly before application, if possible, to enhance patient comfort.
Communication: Communicate with the patient throughout the process, explaining each step and ensuring their comfort.

For any more information please feel free to send any enquiries to info@surgicalholdings.co.uk.

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