Stenvers view

Stenvers view is an 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 with the plane of IR and 12 degrees cephalad.

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