Neuroimaging of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems: A Clinician’s Guide

First Edition

Matthew Bush, Jennifer B. Shinn, Daniel Zeitler, Margaret N. Chapman

Details: 350 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-431-6

© 2025 | Coming Soon

Release Date: 09/30/2024


Available for purchase starting 09/02/2024

Print Book: $149.95
eBook: $149.95

A modern introduction to the field, Neuroimaging of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems: A Clinician’s Guide is a comprehensive resource for audiologists, neurologists, radiologists, otolaryngologists, and neurotologists. This text equips clinicians with the knowledge of imaging modalities used to evaluate conditions affecting the auditory and vestibular systems, promoting efficient and effective patient care.

Clinicians will be provided with information about the anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, as well as, the fundamental concepts, indications, and utility of neuroimaging of this region to distinguish pathology from normal anatomy. This text also systematically describes common pathologic conditions found in the ear and lateral skull base beginning with the external ear and ending with the central nervous system. Each condition is described in terms of an overview, medical evaluation, audiological evaluation, imaging modalities and findings, and treatment considerations. Through the study of each of these anatomy-themed chapters of the auditory and vestibular system, clinicians can gain competence and confidence in differentiating pathologic conditions that may present in similar locations with similar symptoms yet have different imaging finding. The integration of transdisciplinary perspectives into the text makes this a special addition to the market. 

Written by a team of distinguished professionals, every chapter will include relevant and up-to-date material on the use of neuroimaging modalities to optimize auditory and vestibular healthcare, and is widely applicable to diverse clinicians in the field. The emphasis on the importance of incorporating and interpreting neuroimaging in clinical practice can enhance collaborative communication and patient care.

Key Features

  • Anatomy-based description of common pathologic conditions 
  • Comprehensive depiction of pathology through detailed complementary MRI and CT images 
  • Presentation of audiological findings that correlate with clinical scenarios
  • Foreword written by Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D., CCC-A (Ret.)
  • Transdisciplinary and multi-institutional contributions from experts in audiology, otolaryngology, neurotology, and radiology

Foreword by Frank Musiek

About the Editors


Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview
Matthew L. Bush, Jennifer B. Shinn, Daniel Zeitler, and Margaret N. Chapman


Chapter 2. Principles of Radiology: Modalities, Methods, and Indications
V. Carlota Andreu-Arasa, Margaret N. Chapman, and Osamu Sakai

Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography Cisternography (CT-C)
Computed Tomography Angiography and Computed Tomography Venography
Dual-Energy Computed Tomography (DE-CT)
Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Cisternography
Nuclear Medicine
Paraganglioma detection
Digital Substraction Angiography

Chapter 3. Structure and Function of the Auditory System
Stephanie J. Youssef, Matthew A. Shew, and Cameron C. Wick

Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
Cochlear Nerve
Central Auditory Pathway
Overview of Imaging Techniques for the Auditory System

Chapter 4. Structure and Function of the Vestibular System
Nicholas S. Andresen, Desi P. Schoo, Lakir D. Patel, Molly A. Wingfield, and Yuri A. Agrawal

Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
Central Vestibular System
Peripheral Vestibular System
Overview of Imaging Techniques for the Vestibular System
Imaging Characteristics by Region

Chapter 5. External Ear
Nathaniel Breslin, Michael Achilleos, Johanna Whitson, and Jacob B. Hunter

Otitis Externa
Osteomas and Exostoses
Cholesteatoma and Keratosis Obturans
Stenosis and Atresia

Chapter 6. Middle Ear and Mastoid
Michael H. Freeman, Joseph M. Aulino, and Elizabeth L. Perkins

Vascular anomalies
Jugular Bulb Anomalies
Aberrant Carotid Artery
Persistent Stapedial Artery
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Otitis Media
Otitis Media
Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion
Primary Tumors of the Middle Ear
Other Primary Middle Ear Tumors
Trauma – Fracture patterns, Ossicular Discontinuity, Facial Nerve Injuries
Ossicular chain disruption
Facial nerve injury as a complication of temporal bone fracture
CSF leak and Encephalocele 

Chapter 7. Inner Ear
Janice J. Chung, Amy F. Juliano, and Elliott D. Kozin

Anatomic Overview
Congenital Cochleovestibular Malformations
Cochlear Fibrosis and Ossification
Labyrinthitis Ossificans
Cochlear Implantation: Intra-operative & Post-operative Evaluation
Endolymphatic Sac Tumor
Meniere’s disease
Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

Chapter 8. Lateral Skull Base
Mana Espahbodi, Kaden Neuberger, Richard H. Wiggens, III, and Richard K. Gurgel

The Skull
Asymmetric Pneumatization of the Petrous Apex and Asymmetric Bone Marrow
Petrous Apicitis
Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma
Petrous Apex Epidermoid (Cholesteatoma)
Petrous Apex Cephaloceles
Petrous Apex Effusion
Petrous Apex Mucocele
Petrous Apex Carotid Artery Aneurysm
Osteitis Deformans (Paget’s Disease)
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Plasmacytoma/Multiple Myeloma
Metastatic Malignancy to the Lateral Skull Base
Facial Nerve Pathologies
Tympanic Facial Nerve Dehiscence
Bell’s Palsy and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
Facial Nerve Schwannoma
Facial Nerve Venous Malformation (Hemangioma)
Malignant facial nerve invasion

Chapter 9. Cerebellopontine Angle
James R. Dornhoffer, Paul J. Farnsworth, John C. Benson, John I. Lane, and Matthew L. Carlson

Congenital Disorders
Vascular Loop Syndrome
Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Epidermoid Cyst
Dermoid cyst
Arachnoid Cyst
Metastatic Disease
Complications and Surgical Emergencies

Chapter 10. Central Auditory System
Nathan D. Cass, Amanda G. Davis, and Flavius D. Raslau

Neurodegenerative Disorders
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Traumatic Injuries
Congenital Disorders

Matthew Bush

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Jennifer B. Shinn

Jennifer B. Shinn, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA is board certified in Audiology through both the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. She currently holds an appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky in the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery. Additionally, she is the Chief of Audiology and Resident Research Director. She has a broad experience in a variety of areas of audiology, including advanced diagnostics and neuroaudiology, with particular emphasis on diagnosis of auditory processing disorders and subsequent (re)habilitation. She has published both peer reviewed articles as well as book chapters in the above named areas. Her presentation record in these areas includes state, national, and international levels.

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Daniel Zeitler

Daniel Zeitler

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Margaret N. Chapman

Margaret N. Chapman

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