A Computed Tomographic Data Based Vibrant Bonebridge Visualization Tool


Aim: Information about the temporal bone size and variations of anatomical structures are crucial for a safe positioning of the Vibrant Bonebridge B-FMT. A radiological based preoperative planning of the surgical procedure decreases the surgical time and minimizes the risk of complications.

Materials and methods: We developed a software tool, which allows a catch up of foreign DICOM data based CT temporal bone scans. The individual CT scan is transmitted into a 3D reconstructed pattern of the temporal bone. In this 3D reconstruction the individually favored position of the B- FMT should be found.

Results: The software allows a determination of a safe B-FMT position by identifying the individual relation of middle fossa, jugular bulb and external auditory canal. Skull thickness and screw length are contained parameters for the surgical planning.

Conclusion: An easy to handle software tool allows a radiologically data based safe and fast surgical positioning of the B-FMT.

Cochlear Implants Int. 2014 May;15 Suppl 1:S72-4
Hans Lamecker
Hans Lamecker
Managing Director

Advancing 3D analysis, planning, design and manufacturing using innovative computational methodologies and tools.