Extracranial Head and Neck Neoplasms: Role of Imaging

  • Myria Petrou
  • Suresh K. Mukherji
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 143)

The development of modern imaging techniques has had a substantial impact on the management of head and neck neoplasms. Important decisions once made at surgery are now made in advance, using information from a number of imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) [1-9]. Imaging is not only an important component of the initial diagnosis and treatment phase, but is also the primary method of post-treatment follow-up.

The intent of this chapter is to provide an overview of the role of imaging in the diagnosis and management of extracranial head and neck neoplasms. We will specifically emphasize information derived from imaging studies that can alter clinical management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myria Petrou
    • 1
  • Suresh K. Mukherji
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA

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