Live 3D TEE provides cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and cardiac surgeons with innovative, inspiring and realistic views to aid in patient care. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the practical applications of this novel technology in the perioperative environment. This two-day course is designed to provide anesthesiologists, cardiologists, and cardiac sonographers with the fundamental skills required to obtain high-quality, Live 3D TEE images and the confidence to immediately incorporate Live 3D TEE into their practice.
The first day of this two-day course will be taught by Stanton K. Shernan, MD, FAHA, FASE. Educational material will be presented in the form of lectures, case presentations, and informal discussions that together will provide a comprehensive review of the fundamentals of intraoperative, Live 3D TEE image acquisition and its practical clinical utility.
On the second day, the Philips ultrasound clinical education team will assist in instructing participants on optimizing acquisition, manipulation, cropping, and quantification of Live 3D TEE datasets using QLAB 9 software. Students will have ample opportunity to develop hands-on experience.
This course does not provide system control training. We recommend the Advanced Customer Training Cardiovascular Live 3D course for system instrumentation regarding Live 3D.
Prerequisite skills: A thorough knowledge and understanding of all system instrumentation and 2D TEE is required for this program. It is also helpful to have an understanding of transthoracic 3D imaging.