About this event

  • Date and time Thu 30 Jun 2022 from 8:45am to 1 Jul 2022 at 4:20pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Radiology, British Society of Head and Neck Imaging

This conference seeks to promote the practice of head and neck imaging through education, research and networking of national and international colleagues interested in head and neck imaging.

Join one of the largest meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine attended by delegates interested in head and neck imaging from both the UK and around the world.

Our inter-disciplinary lectures from both radiologists and clinicians promote a shared understanding of current and emerging diagnostic techniques in the broader context of clinical decision-making, evidenced by the attendance of radiologists, ENT and maxillofacial surgeons, radiographers, nurses and medical students.

During this event, delegates will be able to:

  • Be cognizant of the role, value and limitations of imaging and cytology in the detection, staging and treatment of H&N cancers, with a special focus on thyroid cancer and H&N carcinoma of unknown primary
  • Learn and consolidate interpretation of skull-base and temporal-bone imaging in the context of existing and novel treatment options for both posterior-fossa tumours and hearing loss
  • Understand the role of MRI for diagnosing and treatment planning in head and neck neuropathies, including the trigeminal nerve and brachial plexus

BSHNI meeting is renowned for its friendliness and for imparting up-to-date knowledge that colleagues can put into practice. A unique character of the meeting is the imaging and clinical integration, including multi-disciplinary discussions at the end of each session.

A CPD certificate with 6 CPD credits for each day will be issued to those attending this event.

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BSHNI annual oral presentation

Prizes (Scientific & educational presentations):

  • First prize: £500
  • Second prize: £125 (Awarded twice)

Open to: All delegates. The presenting author should register for the meeting.Application guidelines: Abstract submissions are invited for scientific and educational oral presentations based on any topic relating to Head & Neck Imaging. Structured abstract should be no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references) and the best will be selected for oral presentation (6 minutes with 2 minutes for questions) at the BSHNI Annual Meeting on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2022.

Submission deadline: Thursday 19 May 2022 at 11:59pm

Apply here >>

We would like to thank our sponsors Argon Medical Devices, BD, BVM Medical, Everlight Radiology, Hexarad, HULBERT Imaginginomed Neurocare UKMedica and MIS Healthcare for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

Key speakers

Professor Christine Glastonbury

Professor Christine Glastonbury

Professor of Clinical Radiology, University of California San Francisco

Speaker's biography

Christine M. Glastonbury, is a Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Glastonbury is a Neuroradiologist with a particular academic and clinical interest Head & Neck (HN) Imaging, and specifically HN cancer. She works closely with the Radiation Oncologists and Head and Neck surgeons on a weekly basis to optimize the care of HN cancer patients at UCSF. She has written and published multiple books, more than 130 articles and received multiple awards for scientific and education exhibits at scientific meetings.


Dr Glastonbury completed her medical degree and Radiology training at the University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia before completing a fellowship at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. She then completed two years of Neuroradiology Fellowship and a year of Body Fellowship at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City before moving to San Francisco in 2001.


At UCSF Dr Glastonbury is the Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs and served as interim Chief of Neuroradiology for nearly 4 years until August 2021. She is the director of Mentoring in Radiology, a member of the Radiology Diversity Committee, and a co-founder and strong advocate for UCSF Women in Radiology. Dr Glastonbury serves on the Executive Council of the American Roentgen Ray Society and on the Executive Committee for the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology where she is also the Treasurer. She is the Program President for the Symposium Neuroradiologicum XXII of the World Federation of Neuroradiological Sciences in May 2022.

Stephen Connor

Dr Stephen Connor

Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

Speaker's biography

Dr Steve Connor was appointed as a Consultant Neuro-radiologist at King’s College Hospital, London in 2002. He also holds an honorary post as a Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He is a Past President of the British Society of Head and Neck Imaging (BSHNI), Visiting Professor for BSHNI and Chair of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology Education committee.


He holds the position of Honorary and Adjunct Reader in Head and Neck Imaging at King’s College London. He has authored over 170 peer reviewed articles, has written 14 book chapters and has acted as deputy or associate editor for three journals. His main research interests are in head and neck cancer, skull base and otology imaging and he is currently chief investigator for three active studies.


Day one

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee break
Welcome and introduction

Dr David Summers, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Edinburgh

Session one: Thyroid

Chair: Dr Rhian Rhys, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Cardiff

Thyroid cancer diagnosis and staging - how I do it

Dr Gitta Madani, Consultant Radiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Thyroid biopsy and intervention

Dr Andrew McQueen, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Newcastle

Head and neck cytology: Value and limitations

Dr Ashish Chandra, Cytopathologist and Histopathologist, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Chordoma and chondrosarcoma - interactive MDM

Chair: Dr Jagrit Shah, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Nottingham


Dr Gillian Potter, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Manchester


Dr Gillian Whitfield, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Manchester


Professor Omar Pathmanaban, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Manchester

Session three: Oral presentations

Chairs: Dr Neshe Sriskandan and Dr Mervyn Chong

Value of thyroglobulin measurement of cystic neck mass fluid aspirate - a case series

Dr Oliver Denton

MRI features of spontaneous lateral temporal bone cephaloceles

Mr Rohit Srinivasan

The Voice: Botox

Dr Mohit Kumar

CT-based radiomic analysis can be utilised to predict survival in advanced laryngeal cancer: A pilot study

Mr Amarkumar Rajgor

'Christie Score' for post-treatment response assessment PET/CT in head and neck SCC patients: A safe and simple scoring system

Dr Nathan Baguley


Session four: Imaging techniques

Chair: Dr Ravi Lingam, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

Multimodality imaging of salivary gland obstruction

Dr Lee Feinberg, Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist, London

Brachial plexus imaging

Dr Amit Herwadkar, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Manchester

Imaging nodes and the unknown primary

Professor Christine Glastonbury, Professor of Clinical Radiology, University of California San Francisco

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session five: Otology - techniques and surveillance imaging

Chair: Dr Elizabeth Loney, Associate Medical Director and Consultant Radiologist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Temporal bone surgery - hearing restoration techniques

Dr Philip Touska, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

Imaging post-operative cholesteatoma: Optimising radiologic surveillance and strategy

Dr Ravi Lingam

Necrotising otitis externa - diagnosis and imaging follow up

Dr David Summers, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Edinburgh

Close of meeting

BSHNI Annual General Meeting

AGM coordinator: Dr Nalinda Panditaratne, Consultant Radiologist, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

Optional dinner

Pre-registration required

Day two

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee break

Session six: Cranial nerve imaging

Trigeminal nerve - anatomy and pathology

Dr Tom Campion, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

Trigeminal treatment - ablation and surgery

Dr David Summers, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Edinburgh and Dr Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal, Consultant Neurosurgeon, NHS Lothian

Panel discussion
Oral presentations

Chairs: Dr Neshe Sriskandan and Dr Mervyn Chong

Imaging Case Review of Carotidynia: Not your TIPICal Pain in the Neck

Dr Peter De Souza

Long term follow-up of incidental thyroid nodules on computed tomography imaging

Miss Eda Lyuman 

What the fish? A case of an invisible ingested fishbone

Dr Elvin Chang

Prevalence of malignancy in incidental thyroid nodules detected on 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography

Dr Sreemathi Harieaswar
Presented by: Dr Vincent Lam

Quantification of cerebral leukoaraiosis using deep learning

Mr Payam Soleimani-Nouri

Investigating clinically benign neck lumps with ultrasound: What is the likelihood of significant pathology?

Dr Joseph Keighley
Presented by: Dr Bina Vekaria

Tea and coffee break

Session seven: Peter Phelps commemorative lecture

Chair: Dr David Summers

Visiting Professor presentation

Dr Stephen Connor, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

Imaging head and neck tumours - pearls and pitfalls

Professor Christine Glastonbury

Questions and answers

Session eight: Head and neck intervention

Chair: Dr Tim Beale, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

CT guided biopsy of deep facial and skull base lesions

Dr Stephen Connor, Consultant Neuroradiologist, King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

US guided head and neck (non-thyroid) biopsy and intervention

Dr Steven Colley, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Birmingham

Imaging facial implants

Dr Polly Richards, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session nine

Digital and social media in head and neck education

Dr Derek Smith

Interactive quiz

Chairs: Dr Neshe Sriskandan and Dr Mervyn Chong

Final remarks

Dr David Summers

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Registration for this event will close on 29 June 2022 at 8:45am. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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