Issue Date

2010

Abstract

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.

Language

English

Publisher

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Subject (MeSH)

Cochlear Implants; Cochlear Implantation

Document Type

Thesis

Advisor

Chole, Richard