Optical Coherence Tomography of the Middle Ear Using Ossiview
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The aim of this study is to understand the diagnostic applications for this imaging technology and identify particular disorders to target for future clinical investigations. Images obtained with the Ossiview device will be correlated to other standard of care (SoC) testing including microscopic otoscopy, CT scans, MRIs, audiologic testing results, and surgical and pathology reports.
Condition or disease
Middle Ear Disease
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an optical imaging technique that uses a low-coherence interferometer to produce depth-resolved scans in tissue. This study will explore the utility of this technology in otology patients presenting with various pathologies as well as normal subjects.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Target pathologies in the subject population are subjects with:
Chronic ear disease
Suspected mixed hearing loss or sensorineural hearing loss
Suspected or confirmed conductive hearing loss
Functioning middle ear prosthesis
Failed middle ear prosthesis
Head/Ear trauma patients
Cochlear implant patients
Age ≥18 years
Ability to understand the consent process with adequate language and cognitive communication ability
Presence of one of the pathologies (either currently or in the past) above or healthy control
Narrow or stenotic external meatus (ear canal)
Movement disorder causing inability to keep head still during imaging