Imaging modalities for the study of the temporal bone

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1988 May;21(2):219-44.


During the past 30 years, rapid and extensive progress has been made in diagnostic imaging of the petrous temporal bone, especially in the techniques of complex motion (pluridirectional) tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Because there are a variety of imaging techniques for evaluation of the petrous temporal bone, it is essential to utilize the optimal examinations. Economic factors and the need to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure for the patient are both important considerations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ear / abnormalities
  • Ear Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Facial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Otitis / diagnosis
  • Otosclerosis / diagnosis
  • Paraganglioma / diagnosis
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Temporal Bone / pathology
  • Tinnitus / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods
  • Vertigo / diagnosis