Diagnostic Imaging

Atlas of Real Time 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography by Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian,

By Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho

After nearly 3 many years of study and medical improvement, 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography has turn into a worthy software within the analysis and administration of heart problems. present methods in attaining 3D imaging with using matrix array transducers that permit physicians to realistically visualize cardiac anatomy and pathology in actual time. those advances have ended in significant advancements within the accuracy of chamber volumes and cardiac constitution quantification, in addition to of their sensible research, whereas miniaturization of has enabled a real-time 3D transesophageal transducer. This step forward know-how supplies pictures of inner cardiac buildings which are of drastically stronger caliber.

The Atlas of 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography is meant to supply a accomplished evaluation of the conventional anatomy of the heart’s inside constructions as noticeable by means of this new innovative ultrasound method. basic cardiac constructions bought utilizing 3D transesophageal echocardiography are offered and in comparison side-by-side with their corresponding anatomical specimens, concentrating on either simple and exact portrayals of the heart’s anatomic buildings and supplying examples of the most typical ailments. This atlas is as a result written not just for cardiologists particularly inquisitive about the imaging of sufferers but in addition for normal cardiologists, because it bargains a much broader view of standard and pathological cardiac anatomy.

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18 (a) 2D TEE and (b–d) real-time 3D TEE image in zoom modality showing different perspectives of a large protruding irregular plaque in the descending aorta (arrows). 3 An example of severe aortic stenosis from aortic per­ spective. 5 An example of a bicuspid aortic valve. 4 An example of severe dilatation of the aortic root with the central regurgitant orifice. 6 An example of a stenosis of a bicuspid aortic valve with central raphe on the anterior leaflet. 19 (a) RT 3D TEE image showing the dissection of the aortic wall (arrow) in longitudinal view and (b) from the aortic perspective.

These images show a structure protruding into the left atrium (asterisk). Three-dimensional TEE may assist in verifying appropriate prosthetic leaflet motion. 38, a realtime 3D TEE image shows another case of thrombosis. Because of repeat cerebral ischemic events despite anticoagulation therapy, this patient underwent surgical thrombectomy. With the same accuracy, real-time 3D TEE can evaluate periprosthetic leaks. In Fig. 39, two periprosthetic leaks are visualized. 40 shows a patient with two paraprosthetic leaks, one anterior (1 o’ clock) and one posterior (5 o’ clock) clearly visualized by RT 3D TEE, and confirmed subsequently during surgery.

A) Shows a demonstration image provided by the supplier. (b) Shows a corresponding real-time 3D image. 45 Real-time 3D TEE image of a guide catheter passing into the left atrium. (a) Shows a demonstration image provided by the supplier. (b) Shows the corresponding real-time 3D image. 46 Real-time 3D TEE image of the clip delivery system positioning over the mitral orifice. (a) Shows a demonstration image provided by the supplier. (b) Shows the corresponding real-time 3D image. 47 Real-time 3D TEE image of the clip delivery system oriented perpendicularly to the long axis of the leaflets edge.

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