Some ultrasound gels can leave behind a greasy, sticky, or tacky residue or cause drying of the skin and flaking. This is typically true of oil-based gels or those that use propylene glycol as a conditioning agent. Because there are differing opinions by researchers and experts as to whether it is a dangerous toxin or a harmless compound, HR Pharmaceuticals has opted out of using them in our products, including EcoVue Ultrasound Gel. EcoVue is a water-soluble ultrasound gel that wipes off easily, without drying, flaking, or leaving a residue behind.
Bacterial contamination in ultrasound gel is uncommon. However, ultrasound jelly is moist, which is ideal for bacterial growth, so the FDA has placed restrictions on using multi-use bottles in settings where cross-contamination is high and refilling ultrasound gel containers. Our multi-use packaging options have a robust preservation system that helps ensure the bottle remains safe to use after opening. And, as always, our single-use packets are available in a sterile option that provides peace of mind that you are not introducing microbes to your patient’s skin.
HR Pharmaceuticals is trusted by surgical and medical practitioners around the world. We have a responsibility for patient safety and comfort, and thus we created EcoVue Ultrasound Gel. When you use our products, the only thing that happens to your patient’s skin is producing a clear image that will allow for an accurate diagnosis.