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Detection of inner ear malformations: the value of MDCT

Dear users,

The congenital abnormalities of the inner ear may involve both the osseous and the membranous labyrinth and need to be adequately recognized and evaluated. The identification of this kind of deformities through the imaging examinations can have a favourable impact on the clinical management of these conditions and the prognosis. MDCT is widely used as the preferred imaging modality to delineate the complex osseous anatomy and malformations of the inner ear.

To illustrate the advantages of this radiologic technique in the study of the inner ear and for the diagnosis of its various malformations, this newsletter presents Professor Ertl-Wagner’s latest Focus on, four clinical cases, a selection of research papers and an e-book.

As always, we welcome suggestions for new topics to be covered in future issues. For this purpose, please email to

The team





Li Y, Yang J, Liu J, Wu H. Restudy of malformations of the internal auditory meatus, cochlear nerve canal and cochlear nerve. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jul;272(7):1587-1596

Genovesi D, Perrotti F, Trignani M et al. Delineating brachial plexus, cochlea, pharyngeal constrictor muscles and optic chiasm in head and neck radiotherapy: a CT-based model atlas.  Radiol Med. 2015 Apr;120(4):352-360

Meyer M, Haubenreisser H, Raupach R et al. Initial results of a new generation dual source CT system using only an in-plane comb filter for ultra-high resolution temporal bone imaging.  Eur Radiol. 2015 Jan;25(1):178-185



Temporal Bone Imaging

M. Lemmerling, B. De Foer (Eds.) – Springer 2015

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