Vattoth S, Shah R, Curé JK
Tinnitus affects 10% of the US general population and is a common indication for imaging studies. We describe a sequential compartment-based diagnostic approach, which simplifies the interpretation of imaging studies in patients with tinnitus. The choice of the initial imaging technique depends on the type of tinnitus, associated symptoms, and examination findings. Familiarity with the pathophysiologic mechanisms of tinnitus and the imaging findings is a prerequisite for a tailored diagnostic approach by the radiologist.
Vattoth S, Shah R, Curé JK. A compartment-based approach for the imaging evaluation of tinnitus. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2010; 2009:211-218