Imaging the Pharynx and Oral Cavity

  • B. Schuknecht
  • A. N. Hasso


Both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are commonly used to evaluate the upper aerodigestive tract formed by the pharynx and oral cavity. Spatial anatomical descriptions of the head and neck structures are well suited to the axial and coronal sections provided by MRI and CT. These techniques are helpful for detecting lesions in clinical blind spots such as the submucosal spaces and the skull base and provide a more useful basis for differential diagnosis of pathological entities than the traditional descriptions based upon the triangles of the neck.


Oral Cavity Soft Palate Masticator Space Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Pterygopalatine Fossa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Schuknecht
    • 1
  • A. N. Hasso
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity HospitalZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of California, Irvine Medical CenterOrangeUSA

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