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Abstract #3632

Clinical diagnosis based on speech mechanics with dynamic (real time) MRI, functional MRI and acoustics of speech (spectrogram)

Sunita Gudwani1, S. Senthil Kumaran2, and Madhuri Behari3

1Department Otorhinolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi India, New Delhi, India, 2AIIMS, New Delhi, New Delhi, India, 3Neurology, Fortis Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, DE, India

In evidence based clinical practice, mapping speech production problems is a challenge, further with cognitive impairment in degenerative disease makes the examination and assessments difficult. Visualization of the flexible vocal tract (dynamic MRI), cognitive planning (BOLD activation) and automated acoustic analysis (spectrogram) of speech production in motor degenerative diseases (like Parkinson’s Disease) might reframe the diagnostic evaluations. Empirically dynamic MRI is important technique for articulatory movements when adjunct with cognitive planning (fMRI) and spectrogram analysis may team as sensitive measures in clinical diagnosis. Thus this pilot study was planned to observe the significance.

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