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Welcome to the Toronto General Hospital Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management Virtual Transesophageal Echocardiography website. This site is intended to be a resource for educators and students looking for tools to facilitate the teaching and learning of transesophageal echocardiography.
New Virtual TTE Web site
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Virtual TTE Web site.
This Web site contains an interactive module that uses a 3D model of the heart and rib cage to show the probe position and echo plane for each of the 5 transthoracic echocardiographic views used in Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FOCUS) or Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) assessment of cardiac status. In the next couple of months, we will add a similar module that covers all of the 20 standard diagnostic views used in a full cardiology exam.
Tools available now
Using an interactive three-dimensional heart, review the 20 standard ASE/SCA views. This module is now available in the following languages:
- Chinese (中文)
- French (Français)
- German (Deutsche)
- Italian (Italiano)
- Japanese (日本語)
- Polish (Polski)
- Portuguese (Português)
- Russian (русский язык)
- Spanish (Español)
The Pathology Section of the VIRTUAL TEE site offers students of TEE with two ways to study TEE-diagnosable pathologies: Synopses and quizzes. Now updated to include calcific aortic stenosis.
Perform actions to adjust the position of the TEE probe and the ultrasound plane in relation to a 3D model of the heart.
Using an interactive three-dimensional heart, learn 19 non-standard but often used 2D TEE views.
Learn to assess blood flow direction and measure velocity using spectral Doppler during the standard 2D examination.
Using 'colour compare' video clips, learn which structures should be viewed using colour Doppler during the standard 2D examination.
Conduct a virtual intraoperative multiplane TEE examination, and practice standard view recognition and structure identification.