Virtual Laryngoscopy

  • A. J. Aschoff
  • E. M. Merkle
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Laryngoscopy is one of the clinically performed endoscopic evaluations that has not drawn much attention in terms of virtual imaging so far. This is rather surprising as virtual laryngoscopy (VL) is in many ways similar to bronchoscopy. It deals with an air-containing hollow organ that essentially forms the upper airways. Virtual bronchoscopy, on the other hand, has already been thoroughly explored by a number of researchers (Buthiau et al. 1996; Ferretti et al. 1996; Fleiter et al. 1997; Rodenwaldt et al. 1997; Silverman et al. 1995; Summers et al. 1996; Vining et al. 1996). They usually attempted to cover the entire tracheobronchial tree in one examination and optimized their imaging parameters for this purpose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Aschoff
    • 1
  • E. M. Merkle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital of UlmGermany

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