Ultrasound and swallowing

Kenneth L. Watkin

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Diagnostic ultrasound plays an important role in logopedics and phoniatrics. In this article the basic principles of ultrasound are introduced along with the various ultrasonic methods used for assessment and intervention: B-mode, TM-mode, spectral Doppler, color Doppler and enhanced color Doppler. The application of each method to the study of swallowing is explored along with recent state-of-the-art advances in three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging of the upper airway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-198
Number of pages16
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Jul 1999


  • Lateral pharyngeal wall
  • Swallowing
  • Ultrasound, B-mode, TM-mode, spectral Doppler, color Doppler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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