Traditionally, imaging of swallowing has been done using videofluoroscopy and flexible endoscopy. Despite being well-established and validated, these techniques are not without limitations. Videofloroscopic swallowing study is radioactively invasive while flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing is physically invasive. Both of them are not readily accessible in different clinical settings. Recently, the application of a not-so-novel imaging technique, ultrasonography, to swallowing examination is gaining attention internationally. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the principals of ultrasound imaging and its potential in, not only swallowing assessment, but also intervention. Scientific evidence will also be discussed to facilitate speech therapists’ evaluation on when and how the ultrasound imaging technique may be adopted in their clinical practices.
About the speaker:
Dr Elaine Kwong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a speech therapist who specializes in managing voice disorders. In the recent years, she had extended her research interests to dysphagia. She is particularly interested in application of ultrasound imaging to the examination and rehabilitation of dysphagia, and standardization of diet modification framework for dysphagia.
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