MultiPlanar Reformation in CT of the Temporal Bone

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Recent advances in multi-detector ct (mdct) technology allow for the acquisition of volumetric data with isotropic voxel size permitting reconstructions in any plane of section. These post-processing techniques have proven to be of benefit in the evaluation of temporal bone pathology. This chapter demonstrates some of the optimal imaging planes that can be used to display normal anatomy as well as pathology involving the middle and inner ear. Most of the multiplanar reconstructions employed in this chapter are slight modifications of the standard imaging planes utilized in the days of multiplanar tomography (sagittal, coronal, Pöschl, and stenvers planes).


Temporal Bone Semicircular Canal Oblique Plane Vestibular Aqueduct Isotropic Voxel Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neuroradiology, Department of RadiologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

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