What you will learn

Course description: 

This two-day course is designed to provide cardiologists and cardiac sonographers with the fundamental skills required to obtain and analyze high quality Live 3D images. Educational material will be presented in the form of lectures, case presentations, informal discussions, and hands-on image manipulation that together will provide a thorough introduction into the fundamentals of Live 3D and its practical clinical application.

The first day will be an overview on congenital heart scanning with models for image acquisition and optimization on the iE33 Ultrasound system. On the second day, there will be a review of basic Congenital Heart Disease followed by 3D image manipulation, cropping, display, and quantification of 3D datasets of congenital cardiac defects using QLAB software. Students will have ample opportunity to develop hands-on experience. Throughout the course, the Philips ultrasound clinical education team will assist in instructing participants on optimizing acquisition, manipulation, cropping, and quantification of Live 3D datasets using QLAB software. Students will have ample opportunity to develop hands-on experience.

This course is for physicians and sonographers interested in using Live 3D in clinical practice and expanding their knowledge of congenital heart disease.

Prerequisite skills: A thorough knowledge and understanding of 2D echocardiography and system instrumentation is required for this program.



Course objectives: 

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

  • Demonstrate how to optimize Live 3D displays
  • Acquire optimal 3D datasets in xPlane, Live 3D, Zoom Acquisition, and Full volume in patients with CHD
  • Quantify 3D datasets using 3DQ and 3DQA in CHD
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of Live 3D quantification in CHD
  • Discuss common congenital heart abnormalities
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Workshop


  • English


2 Days

Course instructor(s) : 

Lori Szumny, BS, RDCS
Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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