3-D Imaging project


CLEFT has provided £7,500 towards a pilot project with Dr. Malcolm Birch (Director of Clinical Physics at The Royal London Hospital) to develop techniques for 3-D MRI scanning of the palate. Medical explanation: Current investigations of palate function involve either X-rays or endoscopy (looking with a telescope at how the palate is functioning). Neither of … Continue reading 3-D Imaging project

A study of the muscles of the soft palate


Trying to improve the quality of the surgery by understanding what the muscles of the soft palate do: A study of the muscles of the soft palate Research in the UK has shown that across the country about 25% of children having repair of cleft palate require further surgery because the palate is not long enough … Continue reading A study of the muscles of the soft palate