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Automatic generation of a computational model for monopolar stimulation of cochlear implants

Abstract : Cochlear implants have the potential to significantly improve severe sensorineural hearing loss. However, the outcome of this technique is highly variable and depends on patient-specific factors. We previously proposed a method for patient-specific electrical simulation after CI, which can assist in surgical planning of the CI and determination of the electrical stimulation pattern. However, the virtual implant placement and mesh generation were carried out manually and the process was not easily applied automatically for further cochlear anatomies. Moreover, in order to optimize the implant designs, it is important to develop a way to stimulate the results of the implantation in a population of virtual patients. In this work we propose an automatic framework for patient-specific electrical simulation in CI surgery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first method proposed for patient-specific generation of hearing models which combines high-resolution imaging techniques, clinical CT data and virtual electrode insertion. Furthermore, we show that it is possible to use the computational models of virtual patients to simulate the results of the electrical activation of the implant in the cochlea and surrounding bone. This is an important step because it allows us to advance towards a complete surgical planning and implant optimization procedure.
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Nerea Mangado, Mario Ceresa, Nicolas Duchateau, Hector Dejea, Hans Martin Kjer, et al.. Automatic generation of a computational model for monopolar stimulation of cochlear implants. Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS), 2015, Barcelona, Spain. pp.S67-S68, ⟨10.1007/s11548-015-1213-2⟩. ⟨hal-01213341⟩

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