About Ultrasound titel
Medical Ultrasound (ultrasonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic medical imaging technique used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, to capture their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images.
Ultrasound has been used by medical specialists to image the human body for at least 50 years and has become one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine. The technology is relatively inexpensive and highly portable, especially when compared with other techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Ultrasound is also used to visualize fetuses during routine and emergency prenatal care. Such diagnostic applications used during pregnancy are referred to as obstetric sonography.More information about general Ultrasound can be found on this Wiki page.
Oldelft has become the specialist in Trans Esophageal Echocardiography. This means that we look at the heart using the esophagus as a viewing window.
An article with a more detailed description about the TEE procedure can be found here