chapter  37
Imaging of the neck
ByIvan Zammit-Maempel
Pages 28

PLAIN X-RAYS The use of plain X-rays in the head and neck is limited to detecting ingested radio-opaque foreign bodies, assessing the dentition in head and neck cancer patients and those presenting with abscesses around the floor of mouth as well as confirming the presence of air (Figure 37.1) or evaluating bony hard masses (Figure 37.2).