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dc.contributor.advisorRichard Gilbert.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Alvin Yen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-30T17:04:03Z
dc.date.available2009-06-30T17:04:03Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/46026
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe tongue is an intricately configured muscular organ that undergoes a stereotypical set of deformations during the course of normal human swallowing. The tongue's myoarchitecture consists of a large array of variably aligned and extensively interwoven intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. To elucidate the explicit relationship between 3D aligned lingual fiber organization and mechanics during physiological deformations, we performed finite element modeling (FEM) employing a mesh generated from mesoscale multi-voxel fiber like tracts obtained in vivo by high resolution diffusion tensor imaging with tractography. DTI tractography displayed the complete fiber anatomy of the tongue, consisting of a core region of orthogonally aligned fibers encased within a longitudinal sheath, which merge with the externally connected styloglossus, hyoglossus, and genioglossus fibers.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Alvin Y. Liang.en_US
dc.format.extent36 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleSimulation of tongue muscle deformationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc367589478en_US


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