Course Directors:

David Yousem, MD, MBA
Director of Neuroradiology,
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

Nafi Aygun, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology,
Johns Hopkins University,
Division of Neuroradiology

Continuing Education

3 Days




Course Overview

This three-day head and neck neuroradiology course, conducted by Course Directors Dave Yousem, MD, MBA, and 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 work-up 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 three-day seminar. Return home the superstar of neuroradiology of head and neck imaging.

Program Objectives

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

  • Improve reporting of head and neck cancer imaging studies through familiarity with the AJCC TNM staging system.

  • Provide a concise differential diagnosis of red and white retrotympanic middle ear masses.

  • Describe sinonasal and osteomeatal complex inflammatory disease in a way that assists the endoscopic sinus surgeon and highlights potential and existent complications.

  • Describe the role of ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, and PET/CT in the work-up and follow-up of masses in the neck.

  • 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.

  • Differentiate among the common cysts and solid masses arising from the teeth.

Target Attendees:

# of participants:
Maximum 35