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ULTRASOUND GEL DISPENSER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200882D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 160K

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Abstract

An easy to use ultrasound gel dispensing device coupled to an ultrasound probe is disclosed. The ultrasound gel dispensing device described herein provides a convenient technique for applying the gel to ultrasound probes that enhances the efficiency of a sonographer.

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ULTRASOUND GEL DISPENSER

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention generally relates to ultrasound systems and more particularly to an ultrasound gel dispensing device.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Ultrasound gel is a conductive medium used in ultrasound diagnostic techniques. Ultrasound gel is placed on the skin of a patient before commencement of an ultrasound examination. Generally, the ultrasound gel is applied on the surface of a probe each time it is required by a sonographer. The sonographer obtains the ultrasound gel from a bottle to apply to the probe surface. However such a process of application of gel each time by the sonographer is time consuming.

The conventional method of applying the ultrasound gel deters the productivity of a sonographer and interrupts in ultrasound diagnosis process.

Hence there is a need for an improved method of applying the ultrasound gel to the probe.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

An easy to use ultrasound gel dispensing device is disclosed. The ultrasound gel dispensing device is coupled to an ultrasound probe.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

An easy to use ultrasound gel dispensing device which is coupled to an ultrasound probe is disclosed. The ultrasound gel dispensing device comprises an ultrasound gel container,


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a tube and a push mechanism. The tube carries the ultrasound gel from the ultrasound gel container to a probe surface. The push mechanism is a simple and easy means to eject the ultrasound gel to the ultrasound probe surface. Figure 1 illustrates the ultrasound gel dispensing device according to an embodiment of the present invention.

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FIG. 1

The surface of the ultrasound probe is where a user usually holds the probe. The sonographer is required to push a button near...