Digital Image Analysis of the Larynx Our laboratory is currently working on developing advanced digital imaging software for measuring laryngeal dimensions in vivo. The main aim is developing a tool that will be clinically useful for defining pathological states of the larynx. A systematic comparison of imaging techniques currently used to analyze laryngeal dimensions is underway. ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2000
Digital Image Analysis of the Larynx
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  • Yaser Natour
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Christine Sapienza
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Mark Schmalz
    Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Savita Collins
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Article   |   October 01, 2000
Digital Image Analysis of the Larynx
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2000, Vol. 10, 7-9. doi:10.1044/ssod10.2.7
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2000, Vol. 10, 7-9. doi:10.1044/ssod10.2.7
Our laboratory is currently working on developing advanced digital imaging software for measuring laryngeal dimensions in vivo. The main aim is developing a tool that will be clinically useful for defining pathological states of the larynx. A systematic comparison of imaging techniques currently used to analyze laryngeal dimensions is underway. This project is a multidisciplinary effort among the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, and the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Florida. This project intends to develop image analysis software that improves on the current methodology by reducing their distortions, thereby increasing the accuracy of analysis of tissue color. Once developed, this software will be used to measure laryngeal structures from endoscopic images of male and female subjects with a variety of clinically diagnosed pathological lesions. This is the portion of the study we are currently working on. It is retrospective and these data analyses will serve as the catalyst for defining laryngeal dimensions in cases of laryngeal pathology. The development of an imaging method that will accurately objectify alterations to laryngeal structures as a function of disease or intervention has far reaching contributions with regard to the clinical outcomes of medical care of the voice.
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