Head & Neck Imaging: Self Assessment Module (SAM) SAM

Ruth Eliahou,MD; Mari Hagiwara, MD

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Target Audience:

The ASNR 54th Annual Meeting is the premier Neuroradiology meeting in the world. The target audience includes:

  • Neuroradiologists in practice and research
  • General radiologists who read Neuroradiology studies
  • Young professionals and trainees
  • Brain, Spine, and Head and Neck imaging Scientists
  • Clinicians from related disciplines

About This Module:

This module is composed of two parts:
  • Salivary Glands Ruth Eliahou,MD
  • Deep Spaces of the Neck Mari Hagiwara, MD


Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

Part I:Salivary Glands Ruth Eliahou,MD

    Provide justification for thin section CT as the first-choice modality for the evaluation of a painful swollen salivary gland; explain why MR is the modality of choice and DWI is essential for evaluating salivary gland masses; determine when T2 lesions dark lesions should be biopsied

Part II:Deep Spaces of the Neck Mari Hagiwara, MD

    Identify the anatomy of the deep spaces of the neck, with emphasis on the carotid and retropharyngeal spaces and associated pathologies in imaging studies; use the pattern of displaced vessels for lesions in the carotid space; distinguish suppurative retropharyngeal lymph node, edema and abscess by noting eccentricity, associated enhancement and degree of mass effect; associate spinal pathology with prevertebral space lesions.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

ASNR designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Physician Participation:

Each physician will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each physician will answer evaluation questions and pass a post test with at least a score of 80% to receive their CME certificate.

Disclosures: All individuals in control of content have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved (C7 SCS 6.1-6.2, 6.5)


  • Howard A. Rowley, MD, 2016 Program Chair/President-Elect, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • C. Douglas Phillips, MD, FACR, Chair, Web and Online Education Subcommittee of ASNR Education Committee, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Angelo Artemakis, ASNR staff, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Ruth Eliahou,MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Mari Hagiwara, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

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