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Abstract #4692

MRI to monitor the impact of positional changes in the airway of sleep apnea patients – A Phase I methodology demonstration at 3T

Huyen Thanh Nguyen1, Ulysses Magalang2, Amir Abdujiliah1, Saba Elias1, Petra Schmalbrock1, Preethi Subramanian1, Shivangi Vora1, Wenbo Wei1, Samantha Rojas2, Kirsten Emmons3, David Ribble3, and Michael V Knopp1

1Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, 2Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, 3Hill-Rom

We aimed to develop a non-invasive quantitative MRI methodology to assess positional and rotational impact on the airway opening in subjects with history of sleep apnea for a proposed clinical trial. An equipment and software analysis approach was implemented to perform a feasibility demonstration using 9 volunteers. All data analysis was performed on IntelliSpace Portal (ISP) (Philips Healthcare) to validate the angles and perform the assessment of the airway opening in the RP and RG regions. We have established a prototype table setup that enables us to image 7 positions of various head and chest support angles to investigate the best positional changes to improve the airway opening of sleep apnea subjects. The results showed that the actual angles were within 0.10-0.30 from the targeted angles. In conclusion, the developed 3T MRI methodology appears robust to assess the impact of head and chest positional changes on the airway in sleep apnea patients.

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