Transesophageal Echo (TEE)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) ultrasound imaging used for diagnostics and procedural guidance. TEE is an invasive form cardiac ultrasound (echo), where the ultrasound probe is placed down the patient's throat, into the esophagus to allow for more detailed, clearer imaging of the heart than is available using typical transthoracic echo imaging. TEE is used extensively for transcatheter structural heart procedure guidance because of its ability to show soft tissue that is not visible on the angiography systems typically used in the cath lab.

hTEE 24/7 Clinical Support Program ImaCor
News | July 16, 2013
July 16, 2013 — ImaCor Inc. announced the implementation of the 24/7 hTEE Clinical Support Program. ImaCor’s 24/7 hTEE...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 15, 2013
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) President Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., FASE, explains some of the recent trends...
Philips CX50 xMATRIX  TEE, ICE, Diagnostic Features
Technology | May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013 — Philips Healthcare announced that CX50 xMatrix, the first portable ultrasound with Philips' Live 3-D  ...
Philips introduced CX50 xMatrix architecture designed to support advanced fluoro integration with the EchoNavigator system. It aligns TEE views with live fluoroscopy to enhance navigation in complex structural heart procedures. Transesophageal echo (TEE).

Philips introduced CX50 xMatrix architecture designed to support advanced fluoro integration with the EchoNavigator system. It aligns TEE views with live fluoroscopy to enhance navigation in complex structural heart procedures.

Feature | May 14, 2013 | Dave Fornell
The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional...
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Feature | April 08, 2013
April 8, 2013 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose...
Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

Toshiba's activation imaging wall motion tracking software uses a color-coding system to show where activation of contractions begins and ends during a heart beat, which may enable more optimal placement of CRT leads for more effective therapy.

Feature | March 28, 2013 | Dave Fornell
During the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions, the world’s largest cardiology show,...
Technology | March 07, 2013
March 7, 2013 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Cardiac Ultra Sound Echo ASE Choosing Wisely 5 THings Patients Should Question
Feature | February 25, 2013
February 25, 2012 — Taking a leadership role in addressing inefficient practices and improving care, the American...
Videos | Structural Heart | February 06, 2013
This short cine loop shows a 3-D/4-D transesophegeal echo (TEE) view of a transcatheter Amplatzer closure device used...
Corindus CorPath robotic system

The Corindus CorPath robotic system allows interventional cardiologists to navigate coronary vessels without the need to be in the radiation field.

Feature | November 06, 2012 | By Dave Fornell
Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 17, 2012
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices of the latest advances in cardiac...

Philips' 3-D TEE image showing deployment of an Amplatzer occulder device.

Feature | July 06, 2012 | Dave Fornell
July 6, 2012 — With last year’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (...
News | June 29, 2012
June 29, 2012 — More than 61 companies will display their latest products and services at the American Society of...
News | June 29, 2012
  June 29, 2012 — More than 61 companies will display their latest products and services at the American Society of...
News | June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012 — United Health Services (UHS), a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system...