Co-Organized by the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Now approved for 7.0 credits from the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)!

The treatment of head and neck disease involves a multidisciplinary team approach. Medical imaging plays an important role in initial diagnosis and staging of disease as well as post therapy surveillance. There is a substantial need to provide imaging and associated clinical practitioners involved in the care of head and neck patients with core basic information regarding the radiographic anatomy of the extracranial head and neck as well as the clinical and imaging findings of the various diseases.

This program includes a structured review of some of the more common clinical entities that are encountered in both community and tertiary radiology practices as it pertains to head and neck disease.

Topics Include:

  • Temporal Bone Imaging
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Emergency conditions of the Head and Neck

Conference Objectives

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the rationale for the changes made in the 8th TNM staging for head and neck cancer
  • Learn the critical imaging anatomy of the nasopharynx, oropharynx and oral cavity and understand their implications in the staging of cancer involving those sites.
  • Gain understanding of the basic principles of radiation medicine and examples of its application in head and neck cancer.
  • Identify the imaging features of common sites of perineural tumor spread in head and neck cancer. Understand the prognostic and treatment implications of perineural disease.
  • Learn the imaging features of metastatic neck adenopathy.
  • Develop an approach in distinguishing between various diseases that can affect the sell and central skull base
  • Learn the cross sectional anatomy of the temporal bone

Target Audience

  • Radiologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Technologists
  • Radiology and Oncology Trainees
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Surgeons
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Dentists and Dental Professionals