The book series Medical Radiology ? Diagnostic Imaging provides accurate and up-to-date overviews about the latest advances in the rapidly evolving field of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology. Each volume is conceived as a practical and clinically useful reference book and is developed under the direction of an experienced editor, who is a world-renowned specialist in the field. Book chapters are written by expert authors in the field and are richly illustrated with high quality figures, tables and graphs. Editors and authors are committed to provide detailed and coherent information in a readily accessible and easy-to-understand format, directly applicable to daily practice.
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To Isabelle, our children and grandchild
The head and neck is a region of considerable anatomical and functional complexity, making the accurate staging of a head and neck neoplasm a challenging task. Many neoplasms in this region originate from the mucosa and are detectable by the clinician. However, the submucosal tumor extension, as well as the possible regional and distant disease spread cannot be completely assessed based on the clinical examination alone.
Modern imaging modalities visualize the head and neck structures to an unprecedented level of detail. If carefully performed and interpreted, these techniques allow a comprehensive evaluation of the extent of head and neck neoplasms.
The radiologist is an important member of the multidisciplinary team managing head and neck cancer patients. The value of imaging techniques in treatment choice, monitoring tumor response, and following-up patients after treatment is firmly established. Ongoing research continues to enforce the impact of imaging in oncologic patient care.
The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art head and neck cancer imaging. Several distinguished head and neck radiologists have contributed to this book, fully covering the field of advanced imaging in the head and neck cancer patient. Compared to the previous edition of this book, several chapters have been rewritten, incorporating recent insights and knowledge. In other chapters, the role of metabolic and functional imaging is included in more detail.
Clinical-diagnostic techniques, as well as therapeutic strategies, also have changed significantly over the past years; in this regard, I would like to thank my colleague-clinicians from Leuven who contributed to this book. Care has been taken to situate the role of imaging within these developments.
The ultimate goal of all medical actions is to provide our patients with the best possible therapy for their health problems. Hopefully this book contributes to achieving this purpose.