3DFT-magnetic resonance imaging of the inner ear in Meniére's disease

Acta Otolaryngol. 1994 Nov;114(6):595-600. doi: 10.3109/00016489409126111.


Three dimensional Fourier transformation constructive interference in steady state (3DFT-CISS) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows a detailed visualization of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. In this study the endolymphatic duct and sac is investigated in patients with Menière's disease using 3DFT-CISS MRI. In addition, the distance between the vertical part of the posterior semicircular canal and the fossa posterior is quantified.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Ear, Inner / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ear, Inner / physiopathology*
  • Endolymphatic Sac / abnormalities
  • Endolymphatic Sac / physiopathology*
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Meniere Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Meniere Disease / physiopathology*
  • Radiography