Imaging of the head and neck during the COVID19 pandemic

Joaquim Farinhas, Jimmy S. Lee

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There is a wide spectrum of clinical manifestation of COVID-19 in the head and neck, but often these do not have an imaging correlate. This review will highlight the most common imaging features of COVID-19 in the head and neck that can be seen on routine head and neck CT and MRI. In addition, situations where a more dedicated imaging protocol is required will be highlighted. Finally, as mass vaccination efforts are underway worldwide, post vaccination imaging can often complicate cancer surveillance imaging. Post vaccination imaging features and recommendations will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Head and Neck
  • Imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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