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  • Remodeling of living human nasal cavity under the assistance of acoustic rhinometry technique  [iCBBE 2012]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jbm.2013.12007   PP.28 - 32
  • Author(s)
  • Jun Zhang
  • Acoustic rhinometry could numerically describe up- per airway condition of air draft by drawing a graph plotting the distance from the nostril vs. the cross-sectional area. Some decreases on the graph correspond to the typical anatomic structures of human nasal cavity. The 3-dimensional, computing fluid dynamic model of the same person was developed based on computed tomography scans. The veracity of the CFD model was valued by contrasting the relevant areas of stenosis site between the model and the AR graph. The aim in this study is to make clear how to use an AR to help improve and enrich the CFD model with the information of graph acquired from the measurement. The combination of AR and CT can be used to establish a living human nasal cavity model with higher significant information content.

  • Acoustic Rhinometry; Nasal Cavity; Computed Tomography; 3-Dimensional Reconstruction; Computing Fluid Dynamic Model
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