1. Optical coherence tomography as an orientation guide in cochlear implant surgery?

    CONCLUSION: With optical coherence tomography (OCT) it is basically possible to reveal parts of the cochlear morphology without opening its enveloping membranes. Thus, it may serve as a helpful guide for the surgeon to localize the scala tympani precisely before opening the fluid-filled inner ear to insert the electrode array. OBJECTIVE: To improve anatomical orientation in cochlear implant surgery before definitively opening the fluid-filled inner ear. The question was whether a new imaging technique, OCT, might provide information about the site of the underlying inner ear structures (scala tympani, scala vestibuli) and could, consequently, guide the surgeon towards the scala ...
    Read Full Article

    Login to comment.

  1. Categories

    1. Applications:

      Art, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Developmental Biology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Microscopy, NDE/NDT, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Other Non-Medical, Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, Urology
    2. Business News:

      Acquisition, Clinical Trials, Funding, Other Business News, Partnership, Patents
    3. Technology:

      Broadband Sources, Probes, Tunable Sources
    4. Miscellaneous:

      Jobs & Studentships, Student Theses, Textbooks
  2. Topics Mentioned

  3. Authors