Surgical planning tool for robotically assisted hearing aid implantation

  title={Surgical planning tool for robotically assisted hearing aid implantation},
  author={Nicolas Gerber and Brett J. Bell and Kate A. Gavaghan and Christian Weisstanner and Marco Caversaccio and Stefan Weber},
  journal={International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery},
For the facilitation of minimally invasive robotically performed direct cochlea access (DCA) procedure, a surgical planning tool which enables the surgeon to define landmarks for patient-to-image registration, identify the necessary anatomical structures and define a safe DCA trajectory using patient image data (typically computed tomography (CT) or cone beam CT) is required. To this end, a dedicated end-to-end software planning system for the planning of DCA procedures that addresses current… CONTINUE READING