What you will learn

Course description: 

This first day of this 2-day course will be delivered by Dr George Gellert and is designed to provide Cardiologists, Cardiac Anesthesiologists and Cardiac Sonographers with the understanding of how live 3D technology contributes to structural heart patient screening and transcatheter procedural guidance, what conditions and procedures are diagnosed and facilitated by 3D technology, and how to apply live 3D, xPlane and 3D data analysis in the Cath lab and in the OR for those interventional and operative procedures.

On the second day, the Philips Clinical Education team will provide hands-on training on Live 3D tools, offline quantification and cropping to practice and substantiate the techniques and methods demonstrated earlier in the course.

Prerequisite skills: A thorough knowledge and understanding of 2D TEE and system instrumentation as well as basic 3D system controls is required for this program.



Course objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain how Live 3D Echocardiography differs from 2D
  • Describe the various modalities of Live 3D Echocardiography, such as Live, Zoom, Full Volume, Color 3D and xPlane
  • Explain what is Real-Time and what is gated acquisition
  • Understand how to acquire, crop, manipulate, display and quantitate Live 3D TEE images
  • Identify the uses and limitations of Live 3D TEE technology
  • Discuss how to integrate Live 3D TEE imaging into clinical practice
  • Describe relevant pathologies diagnosed and visualized by Live 3D TEE
  • Explain catheter-based interventional procedures and intraoperative open heart procedures supported by Live 3D TEE


Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Workshop


  • English


2 Days

Course instructor(s) : 

George Gellert, MD
Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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