The role of new ultrasound technology in head and neck management

Ruth Berry, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Trust

Aims and Purpose

To assess the use of superb microvascular imaging (SMI) in lateral neck investigations. This poster will give a pictorial review of ultrasound appearances of neck masses and our experience of SMI to date.

The Objectives of the review:

•To explore whether alongside the characteristic appearances on ultrasound the presence /absence of established vascularity on SMI can improve diagnosis.
•To investigate the efficacy in determining squamous cell carcinoma and also infective lymphadenopathy and to explore whether SMI technology can increase confidence in correct selection of patients for FNAC and possible debate whether there is a need for further interventional procedures.

View the poster here