MRI Evaluation of Normal Nasopharynx: Imaging Anatomy and Practical MRI Sequences


Associate Professor, Department of Radiology Division of Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Imaging Amiralam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences



In this session first of all cross sectional and imaging anatomy of nasopharynx will be discussed in details both in high resolution CT and MRI , followed by practical MR sequences including advanced MRI modalities. There will be interactive case presentation of various nasopharyngeal pathologies with special attention to perineural spread of nasopharyngeal cancers which in some cases leaded to initial diagnosis. There will also be interactive case presentation of nasopharyngeal cancer mimics focusing specially on malignant otitis externa , skull base osteomyelitis ,mucoromycosis and granulomatous disease . Finally some cases will be shown for audience to vote based on what they learned during this session to make it even more practical.