S. Senthil Kumaran1, Sunita Gudwani1, Mohit Saxena2, Madhuri Behari2
1Department of NMR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India; 2Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Parkinsonism is a degenerative motor disorder where speech production is affected early prior to other voluntary motor functions. Due to this perceptual feature the communication becomes difficult progressively debilitating quality of life of the subject. Clinically assessment of vocal tract dynamics and acoustic analysis are essential for planning management. This study explores the use of single slice real time trufi sequence dynamic MR images as a diagnostic tool for spatial and temporal vocal tract shaping.