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Biography

Fatemeh Nasri received her medical doctor degree as top one percent from Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and the medical speciality degree in Radiology from Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran, in 2012. She worked as an assistant professor in Afzalipour Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Science from 2012 to 2013, and as a general radiologist in Khatam Hospital, Iranshahr University of Medical Science, Iran from 2013 to 2015. She then moved to Toronto, ON where she is doing research on head and neck radiology, congenital inner ear dyspepsia, and new diagnostic imaging modalities. She is also interested in women and musculoskeletal imaging.

Abstract

Cochlear implant has become the standard therapy to rehabilitate patients with severe to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The position of the electrode in the scala and the depth of its insertion have been shown to be predicting factors of hearing outcomes. This article serves to review the multi-slice computed tomography imaging characteristics and appearance of cochlear implant, their exact position and the depth of insertion in children who underwent cochlear implant surgery. Moreover, in order to evaluate the impact of electrode position on clinical results following the cochlear implant surgery, in this study we also compared the findings about the electrode location with the results of audiometry of children after one year of follow up to find the best location of the electrode, which results in better audiometric outcomes.

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