Gel Seen as Beneficial in Sonohysterography : Gel improves diagnostic accuracy compared with saline, and it saves 'an enormous amount of time.'


Dr. Emanuels said that one gel has been reformulated without lidocaine and includes substances used in medicine for years, and that testing in mouse models shows no evidence of embryotoxicity.

Cost and ultrasound image quality are similar with the three commercially available gels, but manipulation of the gel should be avoided as it creates air bubbles that can disturb the ultrasound image, the investigators noted.

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