Philips Offers World’s Smallest Multiplane TEE Transducer
Royal Philips Electronics offers the microTEE, the world’s smallest transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) transducer for cardiac imaging of neonatal patients. It is offered as part of the Vision release for the Philips iE33 intelligent echocardiography system. The microTEE transducer provides pediatric cardiologists with a diagnostic tool for imaging the hearts of newborn patients.
The microTEE transducer is roughly one-third the size of previous pediatric TEE transducers, allowing physicians to “turn on the lights” for the first time for their tinier patients and providing the images they need during interventional procedures.
The transducer was released in June 2009.