This guideline is endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the uk this paper summarises the current imaging modalities in use for head and neck cancer evaluation it highlights their role in the management with recommendations on modality . Chest imaging the most common place for head and neck cancer to spread to is the lungs also patients with head and neck cancer especially if they are were smokers can have a separate lung cancer unrelated to the head and neck cancer your doctor may order a simple chest x ray or ct scan of the chest to investigate. Neuroradiology head neck improve reporting of head and neck cancer imaging studies through familiarity with the ajcc tnm staging system the american college of radiology is accredited by the accreditation council for continuing medical education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. To the ever growing roster of head and neck radiology books causing our bookshelves to sag now add the vast head and neck imaging cases by osamu sakai md phdthe books magnitude offers something for readers from ambitious medical students to seasoned radiologists and to quote the authors preface physicians and surgeons in other specialties. Background and purpose ct and mr imaging are widely used for the staging of head and neck cancer currently there are no data regarding whether the primary tumor nodes metastasis tnm staging is routinely incorporated into radiology reports we conducted a national survey to determine whether radiologists routinely address staging in particular regarding t primary tumor and n nodal
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