Acoustic rhinometry could numerically describe up- per
airway condition of air draft by drawing a graph plotting the distance from the
nostril vs. the cross-sectional area. Some decreases on the graph correspond
to the typical anatomic structures of human nasal cavity. The 3-dimensional,
computing fluid dynamic model of the same person was developed based on
computed tomography scans. The veracity of the CFD model was valued by
contrasting the relevant areas of stenosis site between the model and the AR
graph. The aim in this study is to make clear how to use an AR to help improve
and enrich the CFD model with the information of graph acquired from the
measurement. The combination of AR and CT can be used to establish a living
human nasal cavity model with higher significant information content.
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