Preliminary Study on the Application of Upper: Airway Model Construction with 3DMIA in OSAHS of Children
Received Date: Aug 30, 2014 / Accepted Date: Sep 30, 2014 / Published Date: Oct 10, 2014
Objective: To investigate the applicability of 3DMIA1 software to upper airway modeling in children with
obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS).
Methods: A total of 30 children diagnosed with OSAHS by polysomnography were included in this study. Data regarding upper airway structure were collected via spiral CT while sleeping and awake, from which a threedimensional model of the upper respiratory tract from the nasopharynx to the supraglottic region using 3DMIA software was constructed. The upper airway olume and airway minimum cross-sectional area were measured employing software algorithms.
Results: The upper airway volume and airway minimum cross-sectional area of the 30 children during sleep were significantly less than while awake (P <0.01).
Conclusions: 3DMIA software modeling and software algorithm measurement were more objective than
traditional radiology (e.g. Fujioka) with respect to evaluation of the extent of the upper airway narrowing in OSAHS
Keywords: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS); Computer; Modeling; Children
Citation: Liu D, Cheng C, Pan J, Bao S (2014) Preliminary Study on the Application of Upper: Airway Model Construction with 3DMIA in OSAHS of Children. Otolaryngol (Sunnyvale) 4:175. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000175
Copyright: © 2014 Liu D .et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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