3D ultrasound visualization is critical in improving diagnostic confidence, understanding patients’ heart morphology, and guiding interventions. The world’s most compact 3D mini TEE probe is suitable for a broad range of interventional cardiology procedures, potentially eliminating the need for general anesthesia in adult patients.
Address the needs of your most challenging patients
The assessment of pediatric patients with congenital heart diseases requires a deep understanding of the hearts’ cardiac structures. 3D TEE can provide a more realistic visualization compared to 2D TEE. Use of 3D TEE may improve pre-surgical planning, offer guidance, and help in functional assessment of the heart. The miniaturization of the 3D TEE makes it usable for patients as small as 5 kg.
An important challenge is the need for anesthesia. It may increase the risk and the complexity of the intervention, so we are going towards less invasive procedures with the same safety. Without general anesthesia and without the need of a conventional probe, it makes everything go faster and quicker.
The new 9VT-D probe has become an essential tool for any Tertiary Pediatric Cardiology Department. Its revolutionary design combines high quality imaging for any pediatric patient from neonates to teenagers, both in 2D and 3D, and the most advanced and user-friendly real time 4D tools that help users obtain clinically meaningful images.
Dr. Ferrán Rosés i Noguer
Head of Pediatric Cardiology, Vall d´Hebron Hospital | Barcelona, Spain