Airway cross-sectional area variability in adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Takeaway

  • Dynamic MRI revealed significant differences in the airway dynamics of adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), compared with healthy controls.

Why this matters

    MRI in OSAS enables high temporal resolution of the airway and surrounding tissues, without the harmful effects of radiation. More studies that use dynamic MRI in OSAS to investigate the effect of sleep on the airways are required.