Tongue displacement: Visualization with rapid tagged magnetization-prepared MR imaging

Mamoru Niitsu, Masanobu Kumada, Norbert G. Campeau, Seiji Niimi, Stephen J. Riederer, Yuji Itai

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The authors describe a technique to depict tongue muscle displacement with tagged magnetization-prepared gradient-recalled echo magnetic resonance imaging. Three Japanese volunteers (three men, aged 31-36 years) were studied while they articulated specific sounds. Each image was obtained in less than 2 seconds without need for gating. Displacement and alteration of the tags within the tongue muscle during phonation were clearly visible. The technique may prove useful in the study of phoniatric pathophysiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-580
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1994


  • Speech
  • Tongue, MR, 262.1214

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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