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What are we learning about neoglottic phonation from high speed digital imaging (HSDI)
Author(s): Leah A. Skladany
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of neoglottic visualization using HSDI in a clinical environment. Three patients who underwent a tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) for voice restoration following Total Laryngectomy were examined. Images of the entire neoglottis as well as point specific vibratory information (kymograms) were generated. Experiences and interpretations gleaned from this undertaking were compared to what was found in the literature. HSDI appears to be a very effective instrument in any comprehensive examination of neoglottic function. Appreciation of the vibratory characteristics of this sphincter may eventually allow neoglottic voice enhancement procedures to be developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 8207, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII, 82072N (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916779
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Leah A. Skladany, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8207:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Andreas Mandelis; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Nikiforos Kollias; Hyun Wook Kang; Henry Hirschberg M.D.; Melissa J. Suter; Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Justus F. Ilgner M.D.; Stephen Lam; Bodo E. Knudsen M.D.; Steen Madsen; E. Duco Jansen; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney M.D.; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Krzysztof Izdebski, Editor(s)

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