Unparalleled Surgical Planning at Your Fingertips: OTOPLAN®

OTOPLAN otological surgery planning

Coming to you live from the 32nd Politzer Society Meeting in Warsaw: We’re excited to announce brand-new features for OTOPLAN!

With intuitive user interface and powerful performance, OTOPLAN is the ideal surgical planning software for otological procedures. Since launching OTOPLAN last year, there has been a fantastic response from the field. This tool empowers surgeons, audiologists, and radiologists by putting incredibly detailed 3D visualization and detailed information at their fingertips.

This latest version of OTOPLAN is packed with usability enhancements and great new features.

  • Comprehensive PACS integration
  • Enhanced 3D reconstruction of anatomy
  • Individualized audiogram & electrode visualization
  • Virtual trajectory planning
  • Enhanced post-op analysis

Let’s get started!

Intuitive Interface

OTOPLAN is fully portable and tablet-based, giving you exceptional mobility and flexibility. The responsive touch-screen controls put the power in your fingertips. With a guided workflow, it’s easy to master all the features. This makes it easy to generate detailed 3D reconstructions and measure anatomical parameters with minimal effort.

OTOPLAN data management for otological surgeryAnd with the new upgrade user-interface, it’s easier than ever to rotate, drag, and zoom in on key anatomical structures.


Plug & Play Data Management

OTOPLAN utilizes standard radiology imaging, including MRI, CT, CBCT. With a simple data management interface, OTOPLAN makes it easy to securely access DICOM images directly from USB, external hard drives, or PACs network.

And now, you can integrate OTOPLAN to your PACS, so you can easily query and retrieve the data you’re look for. You can now also save [.oto] files to securely share OTOPLAN cases.



OTOPLAN gives you incredibly detailed 3D reconstruction of the anatomical structures in just seconds, including the stapes and the cochlear basal turn. Key anatomical structures—including facial nerve, chorda tympani, and ossicular chain, and basal turn of the cochlea—are highlighted both in 3D and in each imaging plane.

Think of the possibilities: You can easily navigate through the temporal bone, chorda tympani, facial nerve. Rotate 360° in any direction, zoom, change transparencies—touch screen controls make it simple to see incredibly detailed patient-specific 3D reconstructions.

Surgical planning with OTOPLAN

By highlighting anatomy in each viewing plane, OTOPLAN makes it easy to quickly visualize the location of key anatomical structures.

Measure stapes and ossicles with OTOPLANYou can also now measure stapes parameters, including the height & length of the stapes footplate.


Virtual Trajectory Planning

This is a fantastic new feature in OTOPLAN that lets you simulate and plan an individualized surgical approach pre-operatively in few simple steps. The virtual trajectory planning starts by selecting a target anatomical structure and defining the ideal and actual surgical trajectory. OTOPLAN then provides detailed information on trajectory parameters, such as trajectory angles and safety margin to the critical structures. This lets you easily plan for patient-specific anatomical structures, such facial recess size, before making the incision.

OTOPLAN virtual trajectory planning with OTOPLANVirtual trajectory planning lets you individualize your surgical approach for the best outcomes for each individual patient.

OTOPLAN 3D visualization of otological surgeryWith a 3D visualization of the basal turn of the cochlea, you can visualize the ideal approach angle for atraumatic electrode array insertion.


Optimal Cochlear View

With OTOPLAN, you can easily rotate the imaging planes to achieve an ideal oblique view of the cochlea.

OTOPLAN cochlear parametersOptimal cochlear view enables more accurate and consistent measurements, for better surgical quality and electrode selection.


Electrode Visualization Audiogram

This enhanced electrode visualization tool lets you combine the anatomical and audiological information in one intuitive view. Now, you can easily visualize how each electrode fits each cochlea with respect to angular insertion depth, tonotopic frequency, and audiological information.

OTOPLAN portable surgical planning softwareYou can easily add and manage pre-op & post-op audiometry data for each patient.

OTOPLAN individualized audiogram electrode toolNow more than ever, OTOPLAN makes it easy to visualize the ideal electrode array for each individual cochlea. You can instantly see patient-specific angular insertion depth and cochlear coverage for each electrode array.


Post-Op Analysis

You can utilize post-operative imaging data to confirm electrode insertion status. This post-op quality check lets you confirm the angular insertion depth and tonotopic center frequency of each electrode contact toward a more individualized fitting.

With integrated reporting, OTOPLAN lets you easily manage and document each case.  You can quickly export reports as pdf or PowerPoint slides, making it easy to consistently report cases.


Collaboration Built on Passion

The development of the OTOPLAN software is the results of great collaboration between MED-EL and CAScination AG (Bern, Switzerland), a leading company in the field of image guided and robotic surgery.

OTOPLAN--Antoine & Daniel from CAScinationWe want to take this chance to specially thank Antoine, Daniel and Tihomir from CAScination’s OTOPLAN team who worked hard over the past year to bring all the new exciting developments.


Next Steps

Ready to get started with OTOPLAN in your clinic? Contact us!


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1 Comment

Ward Hamidey

September 26, 2023

Hello , My name is Ward, I'm studying human medicine and doing a doctoral thesis where I have to use uCT to evaluate images of gerbils. I have to use Amira software to segment the cochlea in a 2D view and then measure it. My question would be whether your software would be helpful for me so that I can look at gerbils in 2D, where is the cochlea, where is the nerve or the artery. and how much does the software cost for private use. Thanks


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October 04, 2023

Ward, thank you for your comment. We have shared your request with our team here at MED-EL. They will contact you directly with further information. Kind regards, Alicia


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