Transesophageal (TEE) imaging revolutionized the way doctors examined the heart. Over the past several years, TEE probes and cardiovascular-specific ultrasounds have evolved to new heights. This article reviews some of the top cardiovascular ultrasound systems and the best TEE probes for echocardiograms and other TEE tests. Probo Medical has repair capabilities on almost all TEE ultrasound probes. Request a repair quote for your TEE probe here!
Philips TEE Ultrasound Probes
The Philips X7-2T TEE and Philips X8-2T TEE probes include xMATRIX and PureWave technology that makes it especially useful in Live and 3D/4D scans. These probes can also be used in many other modes, including 2D, Doppler imaging, various modes of color imaging & more. Additionally, the Philips S7-2T TEE probe can be used in both adult and pediatric scans. It is not as robust as the X7-2T probe, but can be used in 2D, Doppler and harmonic imaging.
Philips IE33 for Cardiac Ultrasound
The Philips IE33 ultrasound was specifically designed to address the clinical needs of patients suffering from different types of cardiac disease. Its low-to-mid-range price point makes it an accessible ultrasound system for any office. The Philips X7-2T and S7-2T TEE probes are both compatible with this ultrasound system.
Philips CX50 Portable Ultrasound
The Philips CX50 is a versatile and compact portable ultrasound system with excellent cardiovascular capability. Unlike some other compact ultrasound systems, Philips designed the CX50 controls to be singular pathways, making it incredibly easy and efficient. The system’s compatibility with the X7-2T compact TEE probe is just one of the reasons it performs so well in cardiac imaging.
Philips Epiq 5 & Epiq 7 Cardiology Ultrasounds
The Philips Epiq ultrasound systems are among the most cutting-edge imaging systems available right now. The Epiq systems feature HeartModel technology that automatically detects and analyzes the left side of the heart. HeartModel combined with advanced organ modeling and other leading technologies make exams done with the Philip Epiq 5 and Epiq 7 more detailed and insightful than ever before. These two systems are compatible with the Philips X7-2T compact TEE probe. However, only the Philips Epiq 7 is compatible with the Philips X8-2T TEE probe.
GE Vivid E9 for Cardiovascular Imaging
The GE Vivid E9 and GE Vivid E95 hold their respective places as two of the most powerful 4D cardiovascular ultrasound machines on the market. They’re compatible with the GE 6VT-D TEE transducer used for cardiac, LVO contrast and coronary TEE study scans. The GE 6VT-D can also be used on the 4D version of the GE Vivid iq portable cardiac ultrasound system, although it will need a special cart to plug into.
The Best in Cardiac Ultrasound Sales & Services
Probo Medical specializes in servicing transducers and probes, including all of the models mentioned above. Our 24-step refurbishment process is unmatched and enables us to offer the lowest price on the best ultrasound probes and systems.
About the Author
Brian Gill is Probo Medical’s Vice President of Marketing. He has been in the ultrasound industry since 1999. From sales to service to customer support, he has done everything from circuit board repair and on-site service to networking and PACS, to training clinicians on ultrasound equipment. Through the years, Brian has trained more than 500 clinicians on over 100 different ultrasound machines. Currently, Brian is known as the industry expert in evaluating ultrasounds and training users on all makes and models of ultrasound equipment, this includes consulting with manufacturers with equipment evaluations during all stages of product development.