J Comput Assist Tomogr 2009 Sep-Oct;33(5):782-8
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University HospitalYFriedrich Schiller, University Jena, Erlanger Allee 101, D-07740 Jena, Germany.
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Rofo 1995 Mar;162(3):209-15
Institut für Diagnostische Radiologie, Universität München.
Purpose: It is difficult to effect visualization and delineation of the facial nerve and its neighbouring structures in the temporal bone with conventional MRI examination protocols. We tested temporal bone MRI with 2 mm slices and compared T1-weighted FLASH (TR = 400 ms, TE = 10 ms, 90 degrees flip angle) and spin-echo (TR = 540 ms, TE = 15 ms) sequences.
Patient And Methods: 5 volunteers and 14 patients were examined with the head coil of a 1. Read More
Clin Radiol 2005 Mar;60(3):349-54
Department of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, Niigata, Japan.
Aim: To investigate the usefulness of high-resolution MR imaging in the evaluation of the extracranial facial nerve, compared with surgical findings.
Materials And Methods: Thirteen patients with benign parotid tumours were studied on a 1.5-T MR system with a 3 in circular surface coil. Read More
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2007 Dec;65(12):2466-9
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
Purpose: The purpose of this radiologic study was to determine the precise location of the temporal branch of the facial nerve in relation to the most anterior aspect of the bony external acoustic canal without distortion of the position of the nerve by surgical manipulation or cadaveric fixation artifact.
Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective study of 30 patients with a mean age of 38 years (range, 22 to 67 years) with no history of previous surgery or trauma. Thirty axial high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging examinations at the level of the zygomatic arch were examined to determine the location of the temporal branch. Read More
Laryngorhinootologie 1994 Jul;73(7):385-9
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenkranke, Universität München.
Computed tomography (CT) has long been the method of choice for investigations of the temporal bone. Advances in high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enabled MRI of the temporal bone. The purpose of this study was to assess detailed reconstruction of the anatomy of the temporal bone by MRI. Read More