The Benefits of Using Clear Ultrasound Gel

The Benefits of Using Clear Ultrasound Gel

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

There are many benefits that come with using clear ultrasound gel. Some people are hypersensitive and their bodies can have reactions to many different substances. With clear gel, there is no dye in the mixture and so there is less chance of any reaction occurring.

Wavelength Ultrasound Gel

At National Therapy, we pride ourselves on providing only the best ultrasound gels to our customers. We offer a wide range of products that can be used for a variety of purposes. Our Wavelength Clear Ultrasound Gel is perfect for any procedure that requires a conductive agent of medium viscosity that is free of pigments. It can be used for diagnostic imaging, therapeutic ultrasounds and other external processes that require a colourless, thick medium. This is a top-quality clear ultrasound gel that provides the following features:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Water soluble
  • Contains no dye, fragrances, alcohol or salt
  • Greaseless
  • Non-staining
  • Non-corrosive
  • Conductive

These are the types of features that provide the best results for diagnostic imaging and ultrasounds. You should expect nothing less from the ultrasound formulations you are using on your patients.

Ultrasound Gel Ingredients

At National Therapy, we believe in being transparent about the ingredients used in the ultrasound gels that we supply. We have nothing to hide, and when you visit our site and look at the products page you’ll be able to download a PDF that contains the safety data for all of our products. Here is a list of the ingredients found in our Wavelength Ultrasound Gel:

  • Water
  • EDTA Disodium
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Triethanolamine
  • Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Glycerin
  • Carbomer
  • Diazolidinyl Urea

This gel is for skin contact, but you should avoid getting it in your eyes. If it does make contact with the eyes, rinse them for 15 minutes with water while at the same time holding the eyelids open. If the irritation continues, seek medical attention.

This is a non-flammable liquid. If any gel happens to spill or leak out, cleanse the area with an appropriate cleaning agent and then follow by rinsing the area with water. The gel should be kept away from extreme cold and extreme heat and should not be frozen. There are no special requirements for equipment or handling procedures.

Why Is Ultrasound Gel Required?

During an ultrasound procedure, waves that travel across the surface of the skin are generated from a probe or transducer used by the health practitioner. The waves are reflected from the surface of the tissue and received by the probe in order to create an ultrasound image. When there is a large difference in the acoustic characteristics between the skin and the tissues, there is a stronger reflection and echo that appears. This appears as a white image on the ultrasound screen.

Every tissue has its own acoustic properties and their own resistance. The amount of resistance relates to the density of the tissue. If you were to take an ultrasound without gel, 99.9% of the ultrasonic waves would be reflected with an air boundary. There would only be air between the probe and the skin and the proper imaging couldn’t take place. There must be a water-soluble boundary set up and this is where ultrasound gel comes into play.

The ultrasound gel creates an acoustic resistance so that ultrasonic waves can be transmitted without a reflection. It’s vitally important to use gel in order to get the correct imaging.

Ultrasound Gel as a Lubricant

The other role that this gel plays is in the form of lubrication. If the gel is not used when performing a scan, the probe will not be able to move smoothly over the skin. The probe would travel stiffly and cause pain to the patient. When the gel is applied, the surface of the skin becomes slippery, allowing the probe to move easily and painlessly.

This is an important part of any procedure. You’ll want to have the patient remain still while the ultrasound is taking place. If there is any pain involved, the patient will start to squirm and may even stop the ultrasound procedure in its tracks. Keeping the patient comfortable is always a top priority in healthcare and ultrasound gel stops any pain from occurring.

While the ultrasound gel can certainly be messy to work with, it is well worth it. Healthcare professionals are advised to let patients know the benefits of using the gel so that they understand that creating the mess is a vital part of the procedure. The gel can be wiped off following the ultrasound with tissues.

Ultrasound Warmers

While ultrasound gel can be applied without being warmed up, it is often cool to the touch when first placed on the skin. Many patients complain about the cold gel. Fortunately, there are warmers available that will warm up the ultrasound mixture to make it more comfortable for patients. It is highly recommended that all healthcare facilities that provide ultrasound services keep a warmer available in all rooms where the gel may be applied.

Ultrasound Gel Suppliers

If you are looking for a high-quality ultrasound gel, please visit nationaltherapy.com to see the extensive range of gels we have available. We carry Wavelength Clear Ultrasound Gel along with a full range of other gels and ultrasound lotions. No matter what type of ultrasonic procedures you may be providing, we have a suitable gel available. We are a leading Canadian ultrasound gel supplier and we will make sure that your delivery arrives according to schedule. We understand that when you require gel quickly you need to be sure that it will arrive on time. National Therapy is a company that you can trust to get you your products on time, every time. Visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information about our products and to learn more about our commitment to customer satisfaction.