Dual lumen transducer probes for real-time 3-D interventional cardiac ultrasound.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have developed dual lumen probes incorporating a forward-viewing matrix array transducer with an integrated working lumen for delivery of tools in real-time 3-D (RT3-D) interventional echocardiography. The probes are of 14 Fr and 22 Fr sizes, with 112 channel 2-D arrays operating at 5 MHz. We obtained images of cardiac anatomy and simultaneous interventional device delivery with an in vivo sheep model, including: manipulation of a 0.36-mm diameter guidewire into the coronary sinus, guidance of a transseptal puncture using a 1.2-mm diameter Brockenbrough needle, and guidance of a right ventricular biopsy using 3 Fr biopsy forceps. We have also incorporated the 22 Fr probe within a 6-mm surgical trocar to obtain apical four-chamber ultrasound (US) scans from a subcostal position. Combining the imaging catheter with a working lumen in a single device may simplify cardiac interventional procedures by allowing clinicians to easily visualize cardiac structures and simultaneously direct interventional tools in a RT3-D image.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, W; Idriss, SF; Wolf, PD; Smith, SW

Published Date

  • September 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1297 - 1304

PubMed ID

  • 14553807

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-5629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0301-5629(03)00952-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England