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A Novel Ultrasound Transmission Gel for Resource-Constrained Environments

Spring 2017

Monti JD. 17(1). 22 - 25. (Journal Article)


Ultrasound represents an ideal diagnostic adjunct for medical personnel operating in austere environments, because of its increasing portability and expanding number of point-of-care applications. However, these machines cannot be used without a transmission medium that allows for propagation of ultrasound waves from transducer to patient. This article describes a novel ultrasound gel alternative that may be better suited for resource-constrained environments than standard ultrasound gel, without compromising image quality.

Keywords: ultrasound; austere; ultrasound gel; military; POCUS

PMID: 28285477

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