Imaging of ossicular prostheses

B. E. Hirsch, J. L. Weissman, H. D. Curtin, D. B. Kamerer

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The prostheses available for reconstruction of the ossicular chain have expanded to include a variety of synthetic materials. Hydroxyapatite contains the inorganic constituents found in human living bone and is currently being incorporated into many new prostheses. This study demonstrates the computed tomography and magnetic resonance image characteristics of eight middle ear prostheses, a block of dense hydroxyapatite, and a human incus. Imaging of ossicular prostheses is more informative with computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-496
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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