Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Pathology, and Natural History of Head and Neck Neoplasms.- Clinical and Endoscopic Examination of the Head and Neck.- Imaging Techniques.- Laryngeal Neoplasms.- Neoplasms of the Hypopharynx and Proximal Esophagus.- Neoplasms of the Oral Cavity.- Neoplasms of the Oropharynx.- Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms.- Parapharyngeal Space Neoplasms.- Malignant Lesions of the Masticator Space.- Neoplasms of the Sinonasal Cavities.- Parotid Gland and other Salivary Glands Tumors.- Malignant Lesions of the Central and Posterior Skull Base.- Thyroid and Parathyroid Neoplasms.- Neck Nodal Disease.- Neck Lymphoma.- Positron Emission Tomography in Head and Neck Cancer.- Use of Imaging in Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer.
This book is a comprehensive guide to imaging as a crucial part of the multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer management. Readers will find a detailed overview of the findings obtained using different imaging techniques during the evaluation of head and neck neoplasms, both before and after therapy. All anatomic areas in the head and neck are covered, and the impact of imaging on patient management is discussed in detail. Full account is taken of the rapid technological developments of recent years, with explanation of the potential applications, limitations, and advantages of existing and evolving imaging technologies - vital knowledge for all members of the multidisciplinary team. The authors are recognized experts in the field, and numerous high-quality images are included. This third edition includes information on the latest imaging developments in this area as well as the most recent staging classification of head and neck cancer.
Robert Hermans, MD, PhD, is a head and neck radiologist at University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, and Professor of Radiology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is a member of several scientific societies, and served as president of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS). He is also a past-president of the Royal Belgian Society of Radiology (RBSR). He was editor-in-chief of Insights into Imaging, the official journal of the European Society of Radiology, from 2010 until 2017. Dr. Hermans has authored about 180 articles and 40 book chapters, mainly on head and neck imaging, with a special focus on cancer imaging. He has also been the editor of four books on this topic. Dr. Hermans has been awarded honorary membership of the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO), and an honorary fellowship of the Faculty of Radiologists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).