Guidelines for Cleaning Transvaginal Ultrasound Transducers Between Patients

Ultrasound Med Biol. 2017 May;43(5):1076-1079. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.01.002. Epub 2017 Feb 9.


The purpose of this article is to provide guidance regarding the cleaning and disinfection of transvaginal ultrasound probes. These recommendations are also applicable to transrectal probes.

Keywords: Infection control; Transducer cleaning; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disinfection / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Transducers*
  • Ultrasonography / instrumentation*