Preliminary Faculty: T. Beale, C. Czerny, F. de Keyzer, M. de Win D. Farina, T. Ferreira, R. Maroldi, S. Qureshi, B. Schuknecht, B. Verbist
Course duration: Thursday morning – Saturday noon
Preliminary Programme: Please clickhere to download the programme of the course.
The aim of this course:
The aim of this course is to offer an in-depth knowledge of current MR imaging techniques for the diagnosis of head and
neck lesions. The course will provide the participant with an update on fundamental and advanced sequence protocols to
image the different head and neck regions. A comprehensive coverage of the MR signal of the normal tissues will give the
preliminary basis for head and neck anatomy. We will focus on imaging strategies, recent developments and specific MR findings to characterise head and neck congenital, inflammatory, benign and malignant diseases. Special emphasis will be
placed on differential diagnosis and on grading tumour extent.
The course will provide a combination of lectures and case based interactive teaching in small groups.
Physicians who have good knowledge in MR techniques; minimum of 6 months experience in applied Head and Neck MRI.
Basic and Advanced MR Imaging Techniques
DW Imaging: Low b, high b, ADC maplow ADC vs high ADC
IVIM DW derived perfusion-fraction Imaging (D*)
Which sequences on head and neck on 3T?
3T Isotropic and non-isotropic high-res imaging
DCE-MR: Which use in the head and neck?
Isotropic T1w and T2w imaging at 1.5T
MR Imaging of the Sinonasal Tract
Functional anatomy of the sinonasal tract
Aggressive inflammatory diseases
Benign and malignant neoplastic lesions; feasibility of
endonasal surgery. Grading of skull base and orbital
MR Imaging of the the Skull Base
Anatomy of the anterior, middle and posterior skull base.
Anatomy of the cavernous sinus and Meckel’s cave
Benign and malignant neoplastic lesions: MRI signal and growth pattern
MR Imaging of the Orbit
Anatomy and imaging techniques
Extra-ocular vascular lesions: cavernous hemangioma, lymphatic malformations, varices, AV malformations
Inflammatory pseudotumour, lymphoma and orbital metastasis
Thyroid ophthalmopathy: MR Imaging MR Imaging of the Nasopharynx and Parapharyngeal Space
Anatomy of the nasopharyngeal walls and parapharyngeal space
Staging nasopharyngeal neoplasms
Differential diagnosis of submucosal masses
MR patterns of pre- and post-styloid masses
MR Imaging of the Oral Cavity and Oropharynx
Anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx
MR examination of the cooperative & uncooperative patient
The submucosal mass
Patterns of growth of malignant neoplasms
Key information and MR most frequent pitfalls
Surface Coil MR Imaging of the Larynx and Hypopharynx
How to image the larynx and hypopharynx: tips and tricks
Which sequences? Which study planes?
New insights on muscles and fat spaces: high-res anatomy
How to recognise edema of fat, muscles and cartilage
MR Imaging of Temporal Bone
middle ear, mastoid and petrous apex
MRI of cholesteatoma: DWI imaging
Petrous apex lesions (and leave-me alone lesions)
Infections, benign and malignant masses
MR Imaging of Temporal Bone: inner ear and CPA Lesions
MR anatomy of VII and VIII cranial nerves. The normal membranous labyrinth. Landmarks for the jugular foramen
Imaging temporal bone and CPA lesions. 3D T2 sequences
Inner ear malformations: is cochlear implant feasible? Neuro-vascular conflict. Detecting the recurrent cholesteatoma
MR Imaging of Lymph Nodes and Lumps in the Neck
Imaging techniques to detect and characterise neck nodes.
Which role for DWI?
Retrolatero-pharyngeal and parotid nodes
MR of cystic, vascular and solid masses in the neck
The unknown primary. Is MR imaging useful?
MR Imaging of Major and Minor Salivary Glands
MR anatomy of key landmarks
Fat sat sequences, DCE-MR and DWI imaging.
Distinguishing parapharyngeal from parotid gland 'deep lobe' tumours