MR imaging of the vocal tract during vowel production.


Modeling of vocal tract behavior during speech production requires accurate measurements of the entire vocal tract. To accomplish this, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed on a 0.5-T system with a custom-made, double-loop, wrap-around coil. A midsagittal section of the region from the glottis to the lips was imaged during sustained production of… (More)