Philips unveils tiniest TEE probe

June 8, 2009

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Philips unveils tiniest TEE probe

Philips claimed the world's smallest transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) transducer this week at the American Society of Echocardiography. Its newly unveiled microTEE, which is about one-third the size of pediatric TEE transducers now on the market, was developed specifically for cardiac imaging of neonatal patients too small for other such probes. The microTEE will be available for sale globally this summer as part of the company's latest Vision release for the Philips iE33 intelligent echocardiography system. Although particularly suited to small neonates, the microTee may also help adult patients who have trouble tolerating standard-size TEE probes.

eRAD boosts interoperability of PACS

PACS/IT vendor eRAD has upgraded its eRAD RIS/PACS v6 with a new web-based platform designed to integrate images, reports, and other data from information systems built by other vendors. The new uniRAD can be customized to fit specific preferences at the site, while offering the flexibility to accommodate a range of external systems. Initial installations of the new platform are in place in the U.S. and Hungary.