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Three-dimensional Reconstruction And Finite Element Modeling For Electrical Stimulation Of Human Brainstem

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO930201

Volume

1

Pages

7

Published

1993

Size

690 kb

Author(s)

J. Huang & J.P. Mobley

Abstract

Three-dimensional reconstruction and finite element modeling for electrical stimulation of human brainstem J. Huang & J.P. Mobley Department of Engineering, House Ear Institute, 20057, ABSTRACT Topographical and three-dimensional models of the brainstem segment including the cochlear nuclei were constructed employing computer aided design software. The geometric information was then utilized to construct a finite element model to describe the electric potential distribution in the area for monopolar stimulation. The model demonstrates the effects of ground electrode position on the electric field geometry. Placing the electrode further medial inside the lateral recess increased stimulation of the cochlear nuclear complex. INTRODUCTION Finite element methodology was first introduced twenty years ago in structural mechanics. Since then it has been applied to solve problems in many areas where system behavior is described by differential equa

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