A-View® is used to overcome the limitation of the ‘blind spot’ of TEE. After introducing the empty catheter through the endotracheal tube into the distal trachea and filling of the balloon with saline, echo conduction through the trachea is enabled and the ascending aorta, aortic arch and its branching vessels can be imaged.
The following images can be obtained by A-View® modified TEE.
|UE Distal Ascending Aorta – SAX|
|UE Distal Ascending Aorta – LAX|
|UE Aortic Arch – LAX|
|UE Branched Vessels – LAX|
|UE Innominate Artery – LAX|
|UE Left Carotid – LAX|