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Computer Program Predicts Cochlear Implant Surgery Success

A new computer program from the lab of Long (Jason) Lu, PhD, may predict which patients will benefit from a cochlear implant. The program uses functional brain MRIs to look at two different regions in the brain to determine whether or not children will develop effective language skills after surgery.

“If we can know that a patient will not respond to the cochlear implant treatment, then the patient won’t have to undergo such a costly and time-consuming surgery in the first place,” said Lu.

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