Evaluation of soft palate function with MRI: application to the cleft palate patient.

@article{McGowan1992EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of soft palate function with MRI: application to the cleft palate patient.},
  author={Joseph C. McGowan and Hiroto Hatabu and David M. Yousem and Peter Randall and Herbert Y Kressel},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={877-82}
}
Magnetic resonance imaging was employed to evaluate soft palate function in four normal volunteers and four patients with surgically repaired cleft palate, using a GE Signa clinical scanner at 1.5 T and a custom designed receive coil with a sensitivity profile encompassing from the nasopharynx to the larynx. Midsagittal images were obtained using spoiled gradient recalled acquisition at steady state while the subject phonated the following sounds: (a) MMM, (b) SSS, (c) DAH, and (d) EEE. An… CONTINUE READING