Ultrasound imaging keeps evolving every day. From simple diagnostic examinations to cross-specialty interventions, we know ultrasound users face new challenges every day, including the risk of the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the threat they represent to patient safety.
Our experience in this ever-changing environment has led us to become your trusted partner for ultrasound-guided exams and procedures. By creating the advanced products in the market at cost-efficient prices, we ensure your patients’ comfort and safety while still taking care of your equipment, extending its lifespan to the maximum.
Krystal was born out of our commitment to enhance patient care. The Krystal name is rooted in our commitment to creating products that improve ultrasound clarity and quality. Each of our products comes backed by the guarantee that you will achieve Krystal clear results each time.
We keep in mind three core areas for ultrasound users: quality, cost-efficiency, and safety when it comes to our solutions. The Krystal product line is the go-to for physicians and healthcare staff looking to provide high-quality treatment while maximizing patient safety.
Having those values as a core, we developed probe covers meticulously engineered to reduce their potential effect on image quality while protecting the patient and equipment.
Krystal ultrasound probe covers are designed to work as a physical barrier between the patient and the transducer to limit cross-contamination. Available in latex-free material (polyurethane and polyethylene) or latex (for endocavity probes), Krystal covers are FDA-approved and CE-marked.
Using Krystal ultrasound probe covers will protect the transducer from physical contaminants and facilitate the equipment cleaning and disinfection, saving money and time for your practice.
These probe covers are made according to EDM’s high quality standards. Healthcare professionals across the US and Europe have made Krystal their first choice.
Moreover, our wide selection of covers can accommodate a variety of procedures, including radiology, anesthesiology, and vascular access. In addition to the choice of materials, Krystal covers are available in sterile or non-sterile versions (sterilized with ethylene oxide.)
Types of Krystal probe covers
Quality and cost-effectiveness don’t have to be antagonists. Krystal probe covers have been designed to have the most high-quality finish while keeping the production price fair, so it will not represent a loss for your budget. In the end, the greatest savings come when Krystal reduces the rate of HAIs in your facility and any damage to your ultrasound equipment.
To achieve this, we created products with three different materials that will allow your practice to provide an elevated level of patient care.
Krystal sterile latex-free ultrasound probe cover (polyurethane)
Polyurethane is a plastic material that exists in various forms, it’s versatile, safe, and comfortable.
The polyurethane ultrasound probe covers by Krystal are for general purpose ultrasound-guided procedures. The material is especially soft, very elastic, and has an excellent overall quality that makes it tear-resistant.
Due to the telescopic configuration, Krystal covers are quick and easy to install, even with a single-person technique. The 3D end guarantees an examination free from bubbles or artifacts.
This sterile kit is recommended for various applications, including biopsies, drainages, injections, vascular access, nerve blocks, and more.
Being latex-free makes it suitable in latex-free facilities or procedures involving allergic patients or staff. Each ultrasound probe cover kit is sterilized with ethylene oxide, individually wrapped, and contains a gel packet.
There are six available lengths for these ultrasound probe covers:
- 12" (30 cm)
- 24″ (61 cm)
- 36" (91 cm)
- 48″ (122 cm)
- 60″ (152 cm)
- 96″ (244 cm)
Krystal sterile latex-free ultrasound probe cover (polyethylene)
Polyethylene is by far the most common type of consumed plastic. It can be melted into a liquid and then cooled back into a solid. Depending on its processing condition, it will give different grades of material that can be used for various purposes, from flexible to hard products.
Krystal polyethylene covers are the most cost-effective solution to maintain a sterile environment during ultrasound procedures. Just like the polyurethane probe covers, it is tear-resistant and allows optimal patient and practitioner protection.
Its telescopic fold makes installation a simple step. This Krystal probe cover kit is ideal for everyday procedures, and some of the kits include sterile ultrasound gel. The available sizes for these covers are:
- 5.5″ x 12″ – (15 x 30 cm) including gel 25/box
- 7″ x 12″ – (18 x 30 cm) 100/box
- 7″ x 32″ – (18 x 81 cm) 100/box
- 7″ x 48″ – (18 x 122 cm) 50/box
- 5.5″ x 32″ – (15 x 80 cm) including gel 25/box
- 5.5″ x 48″ – (15 x 125 cm) including gel 25/box
- 5.5″ x 96″ (18 x 244 cm) including gel 25/Box
The 12″ length is recommended for vascular access procedures (IV or catheter placement) and pain management treatments, such as injections. On the other hand, the 32″ and 48″ are suitable for the operating room or anesthesiology (nerve blocks and regional anesthesia).
Additionally, the Krystal Sterile Latex-Free Ultrasound Probe Cover (Polyethylene) features a 3D end that consists of a seam-free contact area with the lens of the transducer, which results in clear and artifact-free scans.
Krystal non-sterile latex endocavity probe covers
Krystal latex covers are the economical solution to your everyday endocavity examinations. They are designed to efficiently protect patients, staff, and equipment from cross-contamination from gynecology to urology. They eliminate the risk of microbial contamination from bodily fluids, facilitating cleaning and disinfection, thereby saving time and money.
These covers are made with high-quality latex. They are stretchable, tear-resistant, and versatile enough to accommodate different sizes and shape probes. They are compatible with all types of sterile and non-sterile ultrasound gels.
If you are looking for an affordable solution for routine gynecology exams, this is your best option. These probe covers are 1.4” x 7.9”.
We understand that improving patient care begins with providing safety and effectiveness. Krystal by EDM was created thinking of high-quality ultrasound care solutions at market-leading prices for infection control-minded practitioners.
Listening to, advocating for, and serving ultrasound users has always been and continues to be our mission. Because we know your patients are your priority, we have streamlined your sourcing process and made it as seamless as possible.
When you order with EDM, you buy quality products, but you also get quality service, and when you order with Krystal, you will achieve Krystal clear results each time.
*Probe covers DO NOT replace proper disinfection. For more information, please refer to the CDC disinfection guidelines.