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An update on intraoperative three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.

TitleAn update on intraoperative three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRong LQ
JournalJ Thorac Dis
IssueSuppl 4
Date Published2017 Apr

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was first used routinely in the operating rooms in the 1980s to facilitate surgical decision-making. Since then, TEE has evolved from the standard two-dimensional (2D) exam to include focused real-time three-dimensional (RT-3D) imaging both inside and outside the operating rooms. Improved spatial and temporal resolution due to technological advances has expedited surgical interventions in diseased valves. 3D imaging has also emerged as a crucial adjunct in percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease. With continued advancement in software, RT-3D TEE will continue to impact perioperative decisions.

Alternate JournalJ Thorac Dis
PubMed ID28540070
PubMed Central IDPMC5422673

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