Dynamic imaging of speech and swallowing with MRI.

Bradley P. Sutton, Charles Conway, Youkyung Bae, Cornelius Brinegar, Zhi Pei Liang, David P. Kuehn

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Dynamic imaging with MRI holds great promise for visualizing soft tissue structures in the oropharyngeal region during speech and swallowing studies. However, MRI suffers from historically slow acquisition speed and sensitivity to significant magnetic susceptibility differences in this region. In this work, we describe our efforts in creating high temporal resolution, serial acquisitions of the muscles of the oropharyngeal region. We describe our imaging approach that leads to acquisition rates of up to 21 frames per second. Additionally, we compare the serial acquisition scheme to gated acquisitions that suffer from temporal blur due to limited repeatability of the dynamic action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6651-6654
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics


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