Novel Swallow Detection Device for Carotid Artery Imaging
Jason K. Mendes1,
Dennis L. Parker1, Robb Merrill1, J. Rock Hadley1
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Carotid MRI still suffers from blurring and ghosting
artifacts due to patient swallowing and associated palatal motion.A simple pneumatic device coupled to a
respiration monitoring system (available on most clinical scanners) can be
used to detect patient swallowing and improve image quality.