Dr. Gul Moonis Performs Research Comparing Histopathology and Computed Tomography in Otosclerosis

Gul Moonis, MD, serves as a radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She and her colleagues conducted research published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Otology & Neurotology that compared computed tomography (CT) with histopathology in diagnosing otosclerosis. The study consisted of a review of specimen CT scans and a comparison of computed tomography findings with histopathology of the same set of temporal bones.

The research paper, titled “Correlation of computed tomography with histopathology in otosclerosis,” concludes that high-resolution CT is is highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing otosclerosis when compared with histopathology. The researchers also found that the tiny otosclerotic foci witnessed in pathology may be unnoticeable in a CT scan. While CT positively identified cochlear endosteal margin involvement, it had a high false-negative rate.

Dr. Gul Moonis has co-authored a number of papers that have appeared in various publications such as Surgical Neurology; the Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal; and the Journal of Neuroradiology.

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