Application of advanced radiographic technology in cochlear implant research
AuthorXU, JIN; TYKOCINSKI, MICHAEL; Saunders, E.; Clark, Graeme M.; Cowan, R.
Source TitleProgram and Abstracts of Third International Congress of Asis Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences
Document TypeConference Item
CitationsXu, J., Tykocinski, M., Saunders, E., Clark, G. M., & Cowan, R. (2001). Application of advanced radiographic technology in cochlear implant research. In Program and Abstracts of Third International Congress of Asis Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, Osaka, Japan.
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The effective development of peri-modiolar or other advanced electrode arrays for cochlear implants requires detailed analysis of the insertion procedure and electrode positioning in the cochlea. Routine x-ray techniques cannot provide sufficient detail to meet this need. A new micro-focus x-ray imaging system has been built for our research. The system consists of a x-ray tube with a sub 10-micron focal spot mounted below an adjustable work surface and an image intensifier placed approximately 100 cm above the x-ray aperture. A variety of intracochlear electrode arrays and human temporal bones were studied using this system. The micro-focus x-ray imaging system allows for micro-fluoroscopy to visualise the real time implantation procedure. It also enables capturing of images onto reusable phosphor imaging plates or films for subsequent viewing or analysis. Images are produced at up to 95 times magnification with superior resolution and enhanced contrast. This new radiographic technology plays an important role in development of safe and effective advanced intracochlear electrode arrays.
Keywordscochlear implants; electrode array; radiography; otolaryngology
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