Transesophageal echocardiography uses sound waves to create high quality moving pictures of the heart and its blood vessels the test helps doctors diagnose heart and blood vessel diseases and conditions learn who needs it what to expect when having it what the test shows and how to join a clinical trial. An echocardiogram echo uses ultrasound to create pictures of your hearts movement a transesophageal echo tee test is a type of echo that uses a long thin tube endoscope to guide the ultrasound transducer down the esophagus food pipe that goes from the mouth to the stomach this . A transesophageal echocardiogram tee uses echocardiography to assess how well the heart works during the procedure a transducer like a microphone sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard when the transducer is placed at certain locations and angles the ultrasonic sound waves move through the skin and other body tissues to the heart tissues where the waves
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