Jakob Unger

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About two thirds of laryngeal cancers originate at the vocal cords. Early-stage detection of malignant vocal fold alterations, including a discrimination of premalignant lesions, represents a major challenge in laryngology as precancerous vocal fold lesions and small carcinomas are difficult to distinguish by means of regular endoscopy only. We report a(More)
In order to objectively assess the laryngeal vibratory behavior, endoscopic high-speed cameras capture several thousand frames per second of the vocal folds during phonation. However, judging all inherent clinically relevant features is a challenging task and requires well-founded expert knowledge. In this study, an automated wavelet-based analysis of(More)
Direct observation of vocal fold vibration is indispensable for a clinical diagnosis of voice disorders. Among current imaging techniques, high-speed videoendoscopy constitutes a state-of-the-art method capturing several thousand frames per second of the vocal folds during phonation. Recently, a method for extracting descriptive features from(More)
Recently, endoscopic high-speed laryngoscopy has been established for commercial use as a state-of-the-art technique to examine vocal fold kinematics. Since modern cameras provide sampling rates of several thousand frames per second, a high volume of data has to be considered for visual and objective analysis. A method for visualizing endoscopic high speed(More)
INTRODUCTION In a recent publication, the phasegram, a bifurcation diagram over time, has been introduced as an intuitive visualization tool for assessing the vibratory states of oscillating systems. Here, this nonlinear dynamics approach is augmented with quantitative analysis parameters, and it is applied to clinical laryngeal high-speed video (HSV)(More)
OBJECTIVE This work presents a computer-based approach to analyze the two-dimensional vocal fold dynamics of endoscopic high-speed videos, and constitutes an extension and generalization of a previously proposed wavelet-based procedure. While most approaches aim for analyzing sustained phonation conditions, the proposed method allows for a clinically(More)