digital
Analysis
of Nasal Airflow

Innovation in Rhinology

Digital Analysis of Nasal Airflow is a new methodology facilitating evaluation of the intranasal airstream.

For this, the morphology of an individual nasal cavity as well as the calculated flow field are compared with a reference. The resulting conclusions might support decision-making in diagnosis and therapy of impaired nasal breathing.

Conventional

Total nasal resistance — the only objective criterion for assessing nasal breathing

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vs.

Digital

Improved diagnosis as a result of interdisciplinary research — precise therapy, less polypragmasia

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Our expertise is provided in terms of an advisory medical service. We elaborate an expert opinion, which includes instructive visualizations. Additionally, we are available for patient examinations and tele-medical consultations.
Without question, patients are welcome to contact us directly.

Principle

Individual nasal cavity

Morphology comparison

Flow field comparison

Statistical shape model

The three-dimensional point to point comparison of geometry and flow field also allows for quantitative considerations.

Synopsis

Requirements

Medical history, clinical findings and a computed tomography scan — starting point of rendering an expert opinion

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Fundamentals

Numerical Flow Simulation, Statistical Shape Model and Concept of Rhinorespiratory Homeostasis — Merging of innovative scientific approaches.

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Added Value

Detailed information about the intranasal airflow and morphology — Reliable identification and characterization of anomalies of nasal breathing

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Limitations

Mucous membrane changes, fluid-structure interaction and inter-individual varying airflow perception — possible reasons for discrepancies in the analysis

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Team

M.Sc. Jan Brüning

M.Sc. Jan
Brüning

Biofluid Mechanics Lab
Charité Berlin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leonid Goubergrits

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leonid
Goubergrits

Biofluid Mechanics Lab
Charité Berlin

Prof. Dr. med. Werner Heppt

Prof. Dr. med. Werner
Heppt

Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe
ENT department

Dr. med. Thomas Hildebrandt

Dr. med. Thomas
Hildebrandt

Private ENT practice,
Zurich

Dr. rer nat. Hans Lamecker

Dr. rer nat. Hans
Lamecker

1000shapes GmbH
Berlin

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Zachow

Dr.-Ing. Stefan
Zachow

Zuse Institute Berlin
(ZIB)

Contact

Dr. med. Thomas Hildebrandt

Dr. med. Thomas Hildebrandt
Private ENT practice (Ärztezentrum Oerlikon)
Thurgauerstrasse 30
8050 Zurich
Switzerland
T +41 58 387 77 55
th@dr-hildebrandt.ch