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Table 2 Resident assessment of virtual model anatomical feature similarity to cadaveric bone

From: Comparison of cadaveric and isomorphic virtual haptic simulation in temporal bone training

Anatomical feature Mean similarity rating ± SD (1 = very dissimilar, 7 = very similar)
Mastoid/vertical facial nerve 5.4 ± 1.4
Tympanic/horizontal facial nerve 5.5 ± 1.4
Dural plates 4.5 ± 1.7
Dura 4.5 ± 1.5
Incus 5.3 ± 1.4
Stapes 5.3 ± 1.3
Malleus 5.2 ± 1.3
Horizontal SCC 5.0 ± 1.4
Posterior SCC 5.0 ± 1.4
Superior SCC 5.0 ± 1.4
Carotid Artery 5.6 ± 0.9
Sigmoid sinus 5.8 ± 1.1
Cochleariform process 5.3 ± 0.7
Facial recess 5.2 ± 1.2
Sinus Tympani 5.2 ± 1.0
Internal auditory canal 5.3 ± 1.2