Neuroradiology - Head & Neck



What part of the body engenders more fear in a radiologist than the head and neck? Your concerns will be eliminated by this course taught by giants in the field of head and neck radiology.

This three-day course, conducted by Course Director Nafi Aygun, MD, will address all the difficult anatomy and pathology of the head and neck. The material will include predominantly CT and MR imaging with advanced application techniques also applied to ultrasound and PET/CT. Emphasis will be placed on the TNM staging of cancers of the aerodigestive system, the intricate anatomy of the sinonasal cavity, lesions that arise from and cross the skull base, and deep space tumors of the neck. Plus discover the most common sources of anxiety: lesions of the temporal bone, the brachial plexus and the teeth.

Attendees will learn the appropriate workup of incidental thyroid nodules, enlarged lymph nodes and cysts in the head and neck. This is the definitive course that will shore up a weak area in nearly every radiologist's repertoire. Sixteen 30-minute lectures will create the foundation for reviewing over 180 head and neck cases during this seminar.

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits.
Date Location
May 17 - 19, 2018 Reston, VA

See also: The general Neuroradiology course will be offered three times in 2017. The neuroradiology course includes the four domains of neuroradiology in brain, spine, head and neck, and pediatric neuroimaging.

Course Director
Nafi Aygun, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Improve reporting of head and neck cancer imaging studies through familiarity with the AJCC TNM staging system
  2. Provide a concise differential diagnosis of red and white retrotympanic middle ear masses
  3. Describe the sinonasal and osteomeatal complex inflammatory disease in a way that assists the endoscopic sinus surgeon and highlights potential and existent complications
  4. Describe the role of ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, and PET/CT in the work-up and follow-up of masses in the neck
  5. Locate an extramucosal mass in the head and neck in a fascia-lined space and provide a limited differential diagnosis for lesions in that space
  6. Differentiate among the common cysts and solid masses arising from the teeth

Attendees who interpret a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Neuroradiology of the Head and Neck.


Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Qualified on 09/08/2016, this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 25 SAM Credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.


I simply feel more comfortable reading head and neck cases. Refreshed my existing knowledge, and considerably added to my knowledge base. -- Eric Snitzer


The level of interaction with the faculty is wonderful. The quality of faculty is superb. – Vincent Becker