Stenvers view

Stenvers view is a oblique radiographic projection used to demonstrate the petrous temporal bone, IAM and bony labyrinth. Fine slice multi-detector CT of the petrous bone has replaced the Stenver view due to far superior anatomic detail. It was also used to assess electrode placement following the insertion of a cochlear implant, but has been succeeded by the modified Stenvers view.

The central beam is positioned 45 degrees posteriorly and 12 degrees caudally 1 and performed AP. 

A similar projection can be obtained on reconstructed CT images, approximated by an oblique coronal projection. 

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rID: 30944
System: Head & Neck
Section: Radiography
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Stenvers projection

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