Esophageal Phased-Array Sector Echocardiography: An Anatomic Study

  • James B. Seward
  • Abdul J. Tajik
  • Eugene P. DiMagno
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 22)


Esophageal echocardiography has received limited attention over the past few years. M-mode esophageal echocardiography, although promising as a means of monitoring myocardial function, has been limited in its usefulness for assessment of cardiac anatomy.1-6 More recently, mechanical sector scanners have been developed which permit two-dimensional esophageal imaging.7-9 These instruments are characteristically encumbered by a mechanical linkage to a rotating crystal. Other potential endoscopic functions, such as fiberoptics, suction, and universal control of crystal angulation, are made difficult and require an inordinate increase in the size of the endoscope.


Left Ventricle Left Atrium Right Ventricle Thoracic Aorta Tricuspid Valve 
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  • James B. Seward
  • Abdul J. Tajik
  • Eugene P. DiMagno

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