1. Feasibility Assessment of Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Laser Labeling in Middle Cranial Fossa Approach

    Feasibility Assessment of Optical Coherence Tomography-Guided Laser Labeling in Middle Cranial Fossa Approach

    Introduction: Different approaches have been developed to find the position of the internal auditory canal (IAC) in middle cranial fossa approach. A feasibility study was performed to investigate the combination of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and laser ablation to assist a surgeon in a middle cranial fossa approach by outlining the internal auditory canal (IAC). Materials and Methods: A combined OCT laser setup was used to outline the position of IAC on the surface of the petrous bone in cadaveric semi-heads. The position of the hidden structures, such as IAC, was determined in MATLAB software ...

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