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Cochlear Implants Int. 2014 May;15 Suppl 1:S72-4. doi: 10.1179/1467010014Z.000000000155.

A computed tomographic data-based vibrant bonebridge visualization tool.



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.


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.


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.


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


Bone conduction implant; Computed tomographic visualization; Vibrant Bonebridge

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