About the Book

Head and Neck Ultrasonography: Essential and Extended Applications, Second Editionis a comprehensive text of point-of-care ultrasonography for clinicians who manage patients with head and neck disorders. The Second Edition has been revised to bring the reader up to date in expanded applications of real-time ultrasonography for the spectrum of conditions that affect the head and neck region in adults and children alike.

New to the Second Edition

  • Abundant high-resolution grey scale (B-mode) and color Doppler images throughout
  • Augmented chapters on thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland, and interventional ultrasonography
  • New chapters that focus on ultrasound in airway management, pediatrics, global health, and endobronchial procedures
  • Special additional chapters on ultrasound documentation, FNA technique, and accreditation
  • Liberal use of tables that highlight text material
  • Extensively revised throughout to contain current information, guideline recommendations, reviews, and definitions
  • A PluralPlus companion website with ample video examples of actual patient examinations

This Second Edition provides new insights, pearls, and practical lessons in ultrasonography for the student of head and neck anatomy, the novice ultrasonographer, and the experienced surgeon or specialist who cares for patients with benign, malignant, or functional disorders of the head and neck.

About The Author

Lisa A. Orloff, MD, FACS, FACE, is Director of the Endocrine Head and Neck Surgery Program and Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Stanford Cancer Center. Her clinical practice has evolved from a long and broad emphasis in head and neck oncology, laryngology, and microvascular reconstructive surgery to a more specific focus on the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid tumors. Dr. Orloff served three consecutive terms as the Chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Endocrine Surgery committee. She holds leadership roles within the American Head and Neck Society, the American Thyroid Association, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and the American College of Surgeons. She is co-chair of the Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound training program at the ACS and a member of the ACS National Ultrasound Faculty. Dr. Orloff is a former Fulbright scholar, and she has been a voting member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s panel to evaluate medical devices for otolaryngology.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The History of Head and Neck Ultrasonography
William B. Armstrong and Yarah M. Haidar

Chapter 2. Essential Physics of Ultrasound
Marc D. Coltrera

Chapter 3. Ultrasound Equipment, Techniques, and Advances
Kevin T. Brumund

Chapter 4. Normal Head and Neck Ultrasound Anatomy
Russell B. Smith and Lisa A. Orloff

Chapter 5. Thyroid Ultrasonography
Jennifer A. Sipos and Lisa A. Orloff

Chapter 6. Parathyroid Ultrasonography
Maisie Shindo

Chapter 7. Salivary Gland Ultrasonography
Peter Jecker, Urban W. Geisthoff, Jens E. Meyer, and Lisa A. Orloff

Chapter 8. Ultrasonography of Neck Masses
Hans J. Welkoborsky

Chapter 9. Laryngeal Ultrasonography
Timothy J. Beale, Lisa A. Orloff, and John S. Rubin

Chapter 10. Transesophageal Endosonography
Michael Mello and Thomas J. Savides

Chapter 11. Endobronchial Ultrasound
Mihir S. Parikh and Ganesh Krishna

Chapter 12. Airway Ultrasonography and Its Clinical Application to Airway Management
Lena Scotto, Lynn Cintron, Fredrick G. Mihm, and Vladimir Nekhendzy

Chapter 13. Head and Neck Ultrasound in the Pediatric Population
Veronica J. Rooks and Benjamin B. Cable

Chapter 14. Ultrasonography of the Face, Paranasal Sinuses, and Ear
Peter Jecker

Chapter 15. Interventional Ultrasonography
Vinay T. Fernandes and Lisa A. Orloff

Chapter 16. The Science and Art of Optimal Fine Needle Biopsy and Smear Making
John Stephen Abele

Chapter 17. Office-Based Ultrasonography: Documentation and Reporting
Ilya Likhterov, Meghan E. Rowe, and Mark L. Urken

Chapter 18. Vascular Ultrasound, Carotid, and Transcranial Doppler Imaging
Tatjana Rundek, Marialaura Simonetto, Nelly Campo, and Digna E. Cabral

Chapter 19. Ultrasound Surveillance of the Neck in Head and Neck Cancer
Michiel W.M. van den Brekel and Jonas A. Castelijns

Chapter 20. Head and Neck Ultrasonography in Global Health
Merry E. Sebelik

Chapter 21. Head and Neck Ultrasound: Certification and Accreditation
Lisa A. Orloff


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