Use of computed tomography scans for cochlear implants

J Digit Imaging. 2008 Sep;21(3):323-8. doi: 10.1007/s10278-007-9045-4.


While 3-dimensional (3D) imaging by computed tomography has long been desirable for research and treatment of cochlear-implant patients, technical challenges have limited its wide application. Recent developments in scanner hardware and image processing techniques now allow image quality improvements that make clinical applications feasible. Validation experiments were performed to characterize a new methodology and its imaging performance.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Cadaver
  • Cochlea / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cochlear Implants*
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*