A scalable model for human scala-tympani phantoms

James R. Clark, Frank M. Warren, Jake J. Abbott

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In cochlear-implant (CI) insertion experiments, scala-tympani (ST) phantoms are often used in place of in vivo studies or cadaver studies. During the development of novel CI technology, a scaled-up phantom is often desirable. In this paper, we create a scalable model of the human ST by synthesizing published anatomical data and images. We utilize the model to fabricate an accurate, inexpensive, and reproducible ST phantom at a 3:1 scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014501
JournalJournal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 6 2011


  • Cochlea
  • Cochlear implant
  • Model
  • Parametric
  • Phantom
  • Scala tympani

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering


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