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Friday, April 21 • 11:00am - 11:15am
Submitted Paper - Smartphone-based Endoscopy: A Low Cost Alternative to Laryngostroboscopy

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Laryngostroboscopy has been demonstrated to improve the diagnostic accuracy of laryngeal diseases by 10 to 47 percent when compared to standard laryngoscopic exams alone. However, despite its proven efficacy, the stroboscopic exam is still noticeably absent from many physician’s diagnostic algorithms. In part, the use of stroboscopy has been limited by the large upfront cost associated with the accessory tower which provides the alternating light source and compatible video recording. Access is further limited by the large size and poor portability of most stroboscopy accessory towers making use in many inpatient settings impractical. Thus, there is a significant technological gap which prevents low cost, highly portable, high fidelity stroboscopy. We have designed a low-cost, highly portable stroboscopy system built on a smartphone platform which obviates the need for all other accessory equipment. In this exploratory study, we aim to test the hypothesis that images from a low cost smartphone-based stroboscopy system are equivalent to those from traditional stroboscopy accessory towers. We have designed an exploratory, randomized, blinded trial where Senior Laryngologists judge images obtained from a cohort of patients that have had exams with both smartphone and standard stroboscopy systems. Equivalence between smartphone and traditional accessory towers suggests a viable path towards lower cost, wider acceptance and increased access to stroboscopic examinations.

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Anthony Law, MD

Resident, Otolaryngology, University of Washington Medical Center
CLINICAL INTERESTS My clinical interests are still developing. As a junior resident I still enjoy all aspect of Otolaryngology and have yet to decide on an area of focus. RESEARCH FOCUS My PhD work focused on protein structure, protein dynamics and protein function. Specifically... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
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