- The vibrations of the vocal cords are much too rapid to be observed by the unaided eye under a regular light source. Stroboscopy provides illumination of the larynx with quick pulses of light, which allows for accurate, detailed assessment of vocal cord movement.
- By viewing these images of the larynx and vocal cords, the speech pathologist, physician and patient can obtain a better understanding of the way the vocal folds are functioning, and develop a specific treatment plan. This helps to determine what changes need to be made in order to treat the problem. Other structural or tissue abnormalities may be detected as well.
- If a repeat videostroboscopy is needed at a later date, the results can be compared to the previous exam. This allows the voice care team to evaluate the patient’s progress.
- Formal reports, still photos and portions of the video exam can be provided to the other members of the patient’s healthcare team.
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