Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for transesophageal echo (TEE) 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.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of...
This shows the TEE ultrasound imaging used to guide MitraClip procedures to treat functional mitral regurgitation.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 12, 2019

This 360 degree view shows staff at the...

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder.

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder. 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis

Structural heart interventions represent one of the fastest growing segments of cardiology, as the number of devices...

ASE Releases Guidelines for Transesophageal Echo in Congenital Heart Disease
News | Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE) | February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019 – The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new document that provides a...

A view of GE Healthcare's volume max, or Vmax, which allows for nearly triple the frame rate speeds on 3-D TEE in a single beat over previous generation systems.

A view of GE Healthcare's volume max, or Vmax, which allows for nearly triple the frame rate speeds on 3-D TEE in a single beat over previous-generation systems.  

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 31, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The higher expense and lower frame rates of 3-D...

Videos | TCT | October 03, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new cardiovascular technology he found on the...

Figure 1: Segmentation performed on the left atrium, left ventricle and mitral bioprosthesis. Landmarks are placed on the site of optimal transseptal access into the left atrium and the mitral PVL.

Figure 1: Segmentation performed on the left atrium, left ventricle and mitral bioprosthesis. Landmarks are placed on the site of optimal transseptal access into the left atrium and the mitral PVL.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE) | September 05, 2018 | Cyril Danielkutty B.E., Dillon Weiss, B.S., Chad A Kliger, M.D., M.S.

Transcatheter interventions have become a mainstay in cardiac care as treatments for structural and congenital heart...

FDA Clears Visura Technologies' TEE Camera Assist Device System
Technology | Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE) | July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018 — Evanston, Ill.-based startup Visura Technologies has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food...

Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2018

This is a demonstration of the the Philips TrueVue photo-realistic rendering and lighting source technology. This...

A mitral regurgitation assessment using Siemen’s eSie Flow valve analysis software. From a 3-D echo dataset, the system can automate all the measurements, including PISA regurgitant volumes. Cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiography assessment of the mitral valve on 3D echo.

A mitral regurgitation assessment using Siemen’s eSie Flow valve analysis software. From a 3-D echo dataset, the system can automate all the measurements, including PISA regurgitant volumes.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Over the past year, cardiac ultrasound vendors have introduced several new products to speed workflow, improve image...

Videos | ACC | March 21, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018...

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