Ultrasound Gel

Ultrasound gel is a conductive medium that creates a bond between the skin and the ultrasound transducer. The gel is composed of water and propylene glycol and is formulated to reduce overall static. Ultrasound gel is also coupled with a fetal Doppler to allow doctors and parents to listen to the heart beat of an unborn baby. Some things act as barriers to ultrasound waves.
Ultrasound gel is used to reduce the air between your patient and the transducer to reduce acoustic impedance and reflection to allow for a clear image to be produced. While getting a clear image is the goal of using ultrasound gel, it should not compromise the comfort or safety of your patient.
Ultrasound gel is used to avoid intense sound reflections caused by air pockets at the borderline between the ultrasonic probe and skin. The best ultrasonic media is free of air bubbles to ensure perfect sound transmission.
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