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.

Technology | June 01, 2012
June 1, 2012 — Civco Medical Solutions is introducing a newly redesigned storage rack and stabilizer for...
Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Hardware and software advances are enabling echocardiography to greatly expand its capability with increased...
Feature | May 15, 2012
Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, Tex., has leveraged new imaging and interventional technologies...
Technology | January 14, 2013
April 27, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and availability of the...
News | April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a report from a hospital that 16 patients had...
News | December 27, 2011
December 27, 2011 — ImaCor Inc. announced that 25 leading hospitals in the United States, Canada and Europe are now...

Some ultrasound image processing is now being done in the transducer.

Feature | June 29, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Probably the biggest trend occurring in cardiovascular ultrasound systems today is the adoption of 3-D/4-D echo systems...
News | June 21, 2011
  June 21, 2011 – The Heart Hospital of Austin, a physician-led hospital specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of...
Technology | April 06, 2011
April 6, 2011 – Ultrasound is often used as a first-line diagnostic exam to quickly and safely diagnose a range of...
News | June 24, 2007
June 25, 2007 - Philips demonstrated the new Live 3D transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) probe, the X7-2t, at the...