Imaging of the larynx by robert hermans is an excellent treatment of a difficult subject the book is part of a series on medical radiology organized by professors albert baert and klaus sartor the book is part of a series on medical radiology organized by professors albert baert and klaus sartor. Division of neuroradiology department of radiology and medical imaging university of virginia health system charlottesville va usa abstract this chapter will focus on the imaging evaluation of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx. The real value of imaging is in the questionable cases in which a decision must be made about the feasibility of speech conservation therapy the radiologist must understand the various conservation techniques and the key information needed to determine the feasibility of each. Larynx introduction normal anatomy and function robert hermans and anthony a mancuso imaging approach techniques and relevant aspects computed tomography a discussion of the use of computed tomography with regard to the larynx is presented in appendix a positioning and respiration the patient should be positioned supine and the neck slightly hyperextended. Radiographic image of the larynx lymphangiography diagnostic imaging to view lymphatic circulation and lymph nodes utilizes x ray technology and the injection of a contrast agent
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