The American Society of Echocardiography
(ASE) and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia (SCA) have published
guidelines on the standard nomenclature for echocardiographic views . The
nomenclature utilizes the acoustic windows, the structure visualized and
the the cardiac axis or plane. For example, a echocardiographic image of
the 4 chambers of the heart from the apical acoustic window will be called
a Apical 4 Chamber View image.
Transesophageal Standard Views
For transesophageal echocardiography
the 20 standard acoustic windows and views are listed below.
Click on the view to change the images on the right.
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