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Expert Case Review

Head and Neck Expert Case Review

Content Reviewed: 2021-11-30

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5 Videos

10 Clinical Cases


Course Description

Challenge yourself with our Head and Neck Case Review from Dr. Kristen Baugnon!

Join Dr. Kristen Baugnon (Emory University) as she reviews a series of high-yield Head and Neck cases and the imaging features she looks for to make her diagnosis. Read alongside her as she provides essential interpretation pearls and pitfalls on these cases, which will help you gain confidence in making these decisions in your own practice.

Listen to her advice on the most helpful CT and MR imaging sequences to use & when to use them, her interpretation of different abnormalities in the head and neck / aerodigestive system, review of the anatomy and spaces within the head and neck, the importance of considering incidental and asymptomatic abnormalities that may present with other symptoms, and how these abnormalities are typically treated. She also includes helpful hints on the characteristics of certain abnormalities that can mimic other diagnoses.

Each case includes helpful breakdowns of CT and MR findings, key teaching points, and some best practices for imaging rationale, indications, optimal imaging protocols, and reporting. Test yourself to determine:

  • Whether a right Petrous apex mass is asymmetric marrow, trapped fluid, cholesterol granuloma, chondrosarcoma, or petrous apicitis
  • Is a mass metastasis, lymphoma, pituitary macroadenoma, chordoma, or chondrosarcoma? 
  • Would you classify a parapharyngeal space mass as a lymphadenopathy, pleomorphic adenoma, paraganglioma, or salivary malignancy? 
  • Is a right carotid space mass a carotid body tumor, lymphadenopathy, vagal paraganglioma, or vagal schwannoma? 
  • Could the cause of headache be cavernous sinus thrombosis, CC fistula, superior ophthalmic vein varix, or normal variant?

Case Review Overview

Expert Case Reviews offer a high yield, case-focused learning module that will help you gain confidence interpreting advanced imaging cases. 

Read alongside Radiology mentors who want to help you fine-tune your search patterns and work through your list of differential diagnoses. 

How to navigate each Case topic:

  • Test Yourself Before starting the video, launch the DICOM study and complete your independent review of the case in our diagnostic web viewer.
  • Read alongside Dr. Baugnon Keep the DICOM study open while you watch Dr. Baugnon review the case. We suggest popping the DICOM viewer open in a new window and viewing side by side with the video on your screen. 
  • Review at your own pace – Utilize the video player features to pause, rewind, and slow down the video to work through the case at your own pace.

After you’re done, check out these additional Head and Neck Mastery Courses for further in-depth case review:

Course materials were developed from Dr. Baugnon’s Case Review Live webinar in February 2021. The recorded session has been converted into this on-demand, microlearning Radiology CME Course that you can work through on your own time!

Take your reading and interpretation skills to a higher level by reviewing challenging Head & Neck cases alongside Dr. Kristen Baugnon! Expert Case Reviews are exclusive to annual and two-year members.

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After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  •       Accurately interpret advanced imaging cases
  •       Distinguish subtle abnormalities on imaging
  •       Communicate findings, definitive diagnoses and limited differentials


Kristen L Baugnon, MD

Associate Professor

Emory University


Sample Case Review

2 Clinical Cases

11 min.

Head and Neck Case 1

12 m.

Course Evaluation: Head and Neck Expert Case Review

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