Int J Stomatol ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (3): 356-361.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2022049

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Research progress on the analysis of tongue-movement patterns during articulation by ultrasound imaging

Zhu Mengxian1,2(),Jiang Chenghui1,2,Zhou Guangchao2,3,Wang Binbing1,2,Li Sheng1,2,Shi Xinghui1,2()   

  1. 1.Dept. of Oral and Ma-xillofacial Surgery, The Affiliated Stomatological Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210000, China
    2.Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Nanjing 210000, China
    3.Dept. of Radiology, The Affiliated Stomatological Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210000, China
  • Received:2021-07-30 Revised:2021-12-12 Online:2022-05-01 Published:2022-05-09
  • Contact: Xinghui Shi;
  • Supported by:
    Jiangsu Basic Research Program(BK20200666)


The tongue is an important flexible articulation organ. Changes in the position, shape, and movement of the tongue in the oral cavity could induce changes in the resonance and airflow, consequently affecting the quality of speech. Ultrasound is extensively used in clinical practice because of its advantage in real-time imaging, convenience, and safety without radiation. This paper reviews the progress of research on the principle, application, and methodology of ultrasound-imaging technology in the study of tongue patterns during articulation.

Key words: ultrasound, articulation, tongue

CLC Number: 

  • R 782.2


Fig 1

An example of ultrasound images of the tongue of a normal child with /a/ sound"

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