Jul 1st, 2012
By Judy A. Wilson, CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CANPC, CPC-I, CMRS A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) uses an ultrasound transducer positioned on an endoscope and guided into the patient’s esophagus to visualize the heart’s valves and chambers without interference from the ribs or lungs. An anesthesiologist may use TEE as a diagnostic tool to establish conditions ...
Sep 1st, 2008
By David Zielske, MD, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-CARDIO, CCS, RCC The neurointerventional surgery specialty has grown dramatically as expertise, ingenuity, research, and technology allows for the development and application of new neurologic disorder procedures. The specialty involves endovascular and other percutaneous procedures performed on the brain, spinal cord (central nervous system), head, neck, and s...