French institutions studying ultrasound use in neck surgery patients

Researchers at Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris and Institut Curie in France are studying how using ultrasound medical devices could prevent harm in patients undergoing neck surgery.

The researchers recently started their four-year project to test a non-invasive technique called dynamic translaryngeal ultrasound using devices provided by Mindray to help surgeons quickly and accurately assess patients for potentially life-changing complications after neck surgery.

The project aims to reduce reliance on an intrusive procedure known as a nasopharyngoscopy, which involves an endoscope being inserted through the patient’s nose. It is supported by a â‚¬500,000 grant from French national research agency ANR and is being called Vocalise.

The project will measure motion and vibration in the vocal cords to provide a better understanding of what needs to be done for the patient. This data will also be complemented with voice recordings to help develop new understanding and correlations. Additionally, machine learning will be used to help automate parts of the image acquisition and support ease of use. In total, about 500 participants will take part in the research.

Partners in the program include Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Institut Curie, Sorbonne Université, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, AI developer Apteryx, and Mindray France.

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