Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is one of the main diagnostic procedures of contemporary cardiology. Its main benefit is the high quality imaging it can provide due to the position of the probe in the Esophagus, located close to the heart. However, obtaining clear diagnostic cardiac images is very demanding. It requires not only a detailed anatomical and clinical knowledge of the heart, but also the practical skills needed to properly manipulate the TEE probe.
Medical simulators like MrTEEmothy® (a Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Phantom), provide an extremely realistic feeling very similar to carrying out the procedure in a real patient. It uses the combination of the TEE probe connected with a phantom, with a unique software based on a three-dimensional dataset obtained from computed tomography (CT) images.