At Ohio State University clinicians are investigating how the use of a computer simulation of the nasal passage can be helpful in performing procedures to improve breathing.
The simulator can replicate the fluid dynamics of air passing through and what effect small changes, performed by an ENT physician, can make on the airflow. This simulation technology may allow patients to avoid surgeries by undergoing modifications using minimally invasive techniques.
“It opens up the nasal valve to really improve airflow,” in a statements said Dr. Brad Otto, an ENT-Otolaryngologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “People are impressed with the change it’s causing and the results they’re experiencing.”
Here’s a short video report from Ohio State about the research:
Via: Ohio State…