We examine the efficacy two volume spatial registration of pre and postoperative clinical computed tomography (CT) imaging to verify post-operative electrode array placement in cochlear implant (CI) patients. To measure the degree of accuracy with which the composite image predicts in-vivo placement of the array, we replicate the CI surgical process in cadaver heads. Pre-operative, post-operative, micro CT imaging and histology are utilized for verification.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Cochlear Implants; Cochlear Implantation
Teymouri, Jessica, "Verification of computed tomographic estimates of cochlear implant array position: A micro-CT and histological analysis" (2010). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 593. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.