What you will learn

Course description: 

During this two-day course, participants will be introduced to 3D image acquisition, manipulation, cropping and quantitative analysis. Cardiac imagers as well as cardiac anesthesiologists and sonographers will gain insight into clinical applications of this technique and a process to incorporate this technology into daily clinical practice. Short didactic lectures will be followed by hands-on workshops, where all participants will be able to gain experience in image acquisition, and manipulation of datasets.

This course will be chaired by Jonathan Choy, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FASE, Clinical Professor and Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Along with his distinguished colleagues, a broad spectrum of clinical applications of 3D TEE will be covered, including assessment of global and regional LV function, mitral and aortic valve pathology, ASD/VSD and PFO, and use of Live 3D TEE for guidance during catheter-based interventions.

Along with our experienced physician faculty, the Philips ultrasound clinical education team will be on-site assisting with instructing participants in image optimization, as well as cropping and analysis of Live 3D TEE datasets during QLAB workshops.

Prerequisite skills: A thorough knowledge and understanding of 2D TEE is required for this program. A basic understanding of 3D system controls is highly recommended but not required.



Course objectives: 

At the end of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of Live 3D TEE
  • Acquire and optimize 3D images• Manipulate and crop 3D TEE datasets
  • Quantify global 3D LV ejection fraction using QLAB software
  • Appreciate the ability of 3D TEE to detect cardiac dyssynchrony
  • Explain the use 3DQ software to measure ERO, valve area, ASD/VSD size
  • Describe the use of MVQ software to characterize mitral valve pathology
  • Discuss integrating Live 3D TEE into everyday clinical practice
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Workshop


  • English


2 Days

Course instructor(s) : 

Jonathan Choy MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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