By Anil T. Ahuja, Rhodri M. Evans
Head and neck ultrasound is a regular radiological exam played at such a lot hosp itals. it truly is a big subject and all expert registrars in radiology might want to the right way to test the organs and buildings of the pinnacle and neck. This e-book covers common anatomy and offers a finished account of pathological techniques in all the head and neck constructions, together with the vasculature. With first-class diagrams and prime quality pictures, it illustrates the foremost technical and diagnostic steps wanted by means of either trainee and confirmed radiographers or radiologists. It presents transparent counsel on scanning strategy, strength pitfalls and customary difficulties, and the way to accomplish optimal snapshot caliber. Key issues comprise: general anatomy of the top and neck quarter, functional scanning strategy, the salivary glands, the thyroid and parathyroid, lymph nodes, cystic plenty, the larynx, what the medical professional must understand and why, biopsy thoughts and uncomplicated vascular ultrasound.
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The sonologist or sonographer who deals with the head and neck must be competent not only in grey-scale ultrasound but colour flow and pulsed Doppler as well. In the neck we have the opportunity of using every new technique that the ultrasound designers can give us! It is gratifying to learn that the European Association of Radiology has now recognised head and neck imaging as a subspecialty in its own right, alongside such older worthies as neuroradiology and paediatric radiology. This handbook is therefore timely and we hope that it will add a small, but useful, gust to the necessary winds of change.
Here the most useful information is gathered together by people who actually scan; the 'litter-ature' has therefore been weeded out. Please note that this book is intended for those who will actually scan. It depends on an interactive approach. '. We strongly believe that this is not the way to practice ultrasound. We are also strong believers in the opinion that (good) ultrasound is not 'operator dependent', at least no more so than MRI, CT or, for that matter, surgery or pathology. The claim that ultrasound is operator dependent is merely a feeble line of defence for CPRs who are unwilling to roll up their sleeves and learn how to do the job properly!
Most medicine is operator dependent in one form or other; the myth that US is more 'operator dependent' than other techniques should be laid to rest. If one is enthusiastic and willing to learn, the learning curve in US is no steeper than that in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or any other branch of radiology. The key to an understanding of the neck, as in all other areas of radiology, is a sound knowledge of anatomy. The aim of this chapter is to provide that knowledge as a basis for understanding ultrasound of the neck.