What you will learn

Course description: 

This two-day course is designed to provide cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac sonographers with the understanding of how Live 3D technology contributes to patient care, what conditions and procedures are diagnosed and facilitated by Live 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.

The first day of this two-day course will be taught by George Gellert, M.D., Medical Director, Interventional Echocardiography, Structural Heart Program, Cavanagh Heart Center, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona. On the second day, the Philips Clinical Education team will provide hands-on training on Live 3D tools, QLAB and cropping to practice and substantiate the techniques and methods demonstrated earlier in the course. 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 TEE and its practical clinical application.  Philips Ultrasound Clinical Education will assist in instructing participants on optimizing, cropping, and quantification of Live 3D datasets using QLAB. Students will have ample opportunity to develop hands-on experience.

This course has computer training sessions supporting both QLAB 9 (iE33) and QLAB 10 (EPIQ). The guest lecturers content is applicable to both ultrasound systems.

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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