Imaging of the Head and Neck / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $125.96
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 61%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $125.96   
  • New (2) from $243.47   
  • Used (3) from $125.96   


A Thieme classic in a revised and updated second edition!

More than 3,700 illustrations and systematic coverage of the latest technical developments make the new edition of Valvassori's world-famous text your complete guide to head and neck imaging. Fully revised and updated to include a wider range findings in both adults and children, the book provides in-depth discussions of the eye and orbit, lacrimal drainage system, skull base, mandible and maxilla, temporomandibular joint, and suprahyroid and infrahyroid neck. CT and MRI scans acquired with the most advanced high-resolution equipment show all anatomic structures and pathological conditions, with actual cases clarifying every concept.

With thorough coverage of the newest imaging modalities, an abundance of high-quality graphics, and the expertise of worldwide leaders in the field, this is the reference of choice on head and neck imaging for experienced practitioners and residents-in-training.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

There are few radiology textbooks that can be considered classics; Imaging of the Head and Neck is one. ...Well organized...The illustrations are a strong feature of this work. This work is an excellent review of head and neck imaging that would be useful to neuroradiology fellows, otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, skull-base surgeons, oncologists, and general radiologists whose practices include a sufficient number of head and neck cases.--RadiologyThe text is clear, reasonably concise, and well written. ...State-of-the-art images...A comprehensive, encyclopedic book with lots of images..a welcome new edition...--Clinical ImagingAll of the chapters are well written and informative and have a uniform style. The high-quality color plates of the macrosections depict the anatomy exquisitely. These and the line drawings in the remainder of the chapter help the reader visualize the correlative CT anatomy of the various pathologic conditions. The updated MR images and tables of differential diagnoses are new and appealing. The high quality state-of-the-art high-resolution CT images depicting normal sinonasal anatomy are particularly useful. This delightful book is well organized... The greatest attributes of this book are the layout and descriptive text, variety of cases, and excellent quality of the CT and MR images. The images are well integrated into the text, the legends are well written, and the references are current. In summary, this is a superb clinically relevant reference textbook. It covers all aspects of head and neck imaging that neuroradiologists and clinicians dealing with this subject would find useful. The authors are to be congratulated on this outstanding job of organizing the essentials of head and neck imaging in an easy and readable manner.--American Journal of NeuroradiologyIllustrations are superbly printed in this typical Thieme-quality publication. This best at demonstrating the normal anatomy, the clincial significance of imaging in disease management - all supported by nice line diagrams, sectional anatomy and histology. This is a massive work and great value. It is essential for departments of radiology and otolaryngology [and] maxillofacial, plastic and reconstructive, orbital and ophthalmic surgeons. --The Journal of Laryngology & OtologyThis textbook provides a comprehensive review of what is known currently in the field of imaging of the head and neck. The anatomical descriptions are superb and the text is accompanied by high quality images and scans. There are superb tables and lists to accompany the already excellent text and accompanying images. An extensive index will also be very useful for the reader who wishes to use this as a reference text. This excellent contribution to the literature on head and neck imaging wil be profitably read by all specialists in the field and will also be a useful reference for those who need to look up information on complicated cases... This deserves to be a success and will undoubtedly become one of the standard textbooks in the field.--RAD MagazineIt would be impossible not to recommend this text for any radiologist, surgeon or other physician involved in or confronted with head and neck pathology. It should be considered an absolute necessity for every radiology residency program's library and strongly considered for every head and neck surgeon's reference collection. All physicians and surgeons with specialization or interest in the head and neck would find it a benefit to have easy access to this publication.--European Journal of Plastic SurgeryWell-suited to everyday practice considerations...solid exposure to this complicated subject, without becoming unwieldy...a high-quality text...the illustrations are current and of high quality...concise, well organized discussions...probably the best in the field.--Doody's Book ReviewsImaging of the temporal bone is obviously written by
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robert James Bert, M.D., Ph.D.(University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description: This second edition is a substantial update from the 1st edition, published in 1995. This new edition now provides a comprehensive introduction to head and neck imaging. The organization of this new edition is considerably improved and well-suited to everyday practice considerations. For example, a new chapter entitled "Masticatory System" describes imaging of the temporomadibular joint, mandible and maxilla. The inclusion of a section on TMJ imaging is essential for today's practicing head and neck imager. The structure of each section is now relatively consistent (embryology, anatomy, imaging techniques, pathology) improving access for question-driven referencing.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide a basic training manual and reference for diagnostic imaging of the extra cranial head and neck. Such a book is essential. This book accomplishes its goal of providing solid exposure to this complicated subject, without becoming unwieldy. This book provides a comprehensive single volume alternative to other competitive products, which should prove more manageable for resident and fellow education.
Audience: This book is appropriate for radiology, neuroradiology, oncology and surgical subspecialty residency training. It can also serve as an important reference for practicing general radiologists, neuroradiologists, surgical subspecialists and oncologists. I believe this is the author's intent, and in my opinion, this goal is achieved. The authors are all appropriate authorities with solid credentials.
Features: This book covers the imaging appearance of normal anatomy and many pathologic processes of the extra cranial head and neck. Particularly well covered is the temporal bone, where beautiful illustrations of cadaveric structures are compared to contemporary imaging. Illustrations of clinical pathology, regarding the tempanic membrane, are also included. It would have been most valuable and helpful if such illustrations were included for chapter two of the eye and globe. It would have been of further benefit, in my opinion, if this theme was carried throughout the entire book, with additional correlative images from endoscopic surgery of the sinuses, TMJ, skull base, as well as pathologic specimens (a few were provided) from each type of presented pathology. Where such color illustrations were provided, they definitely livened up the book and helped to integrate imaging and clinical understanding of anatomic relationships and pathologic processes.
Assessment: This is a high quality text that should prove very useful to residents, fellows and practicing physicians who are responsible for the interpretation of diagnostic images of the extra cranial head and neck. The illustrations are current and of high quality, with concise, well-organized discussions. As a single volume text, it is probably the best in the field, and certainly easier to access than other multivolume texts. MR imaging of diseases is better illustrated than in the preceding volume, which reflects current practice trends. An added section on TMJ imaging and more detailed treatment of the skull base are quite useful.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588900098
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 12/7/2004
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 866
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, Dept. of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Imaging of the temporal bone 3
2 Eye and orbit 137
3 Base of the skull 295
4 Imaging of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 353
5 Temporomandibular joint 477
6 Mandible and maxilla 508
7 Nasopharynx 555
8 Parapharyngeal and masticator spaces 580
9 Salivary glands 625
10 Oral cavity and oropharynx 682
11 Larynx and hypopharynx 731
12 Other infrahyoid neck lesions 780
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)