Department of Medical Imaging
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Program Overview

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

  1. Detailed review of cross-sectional anatomy of the major components of the head and neck
  2. Imaging review of patterns of head and neck tumor spread
  3. Post-therapy head and neck imaging: expected changes and imaging of recurrent disease


Learning Objectives

Participants at this symposium will:

  1. Gain familiarity with head and neck imaging anatomy and learn to recognize key upstaging features for common head and neck cancers
  2. Distinguish between expected post therapy changes in the extracranial head and neck versus disease recurrence
  3. Understand what the clinician wants to know from the head and neck imaging report


Target Audience

  • Radiologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Otolaryngologists & Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists
  • Medical Imaging Technologists
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners