The course has the aim to teach and make the dental students familiar with the science of diagnostic imaging (i.e. intraoral radiography, panoramic imaging; skull lateral teleradiography and orthodontic cephalometry; CT; cone-beam CT; dentascan; MRI), including the core principles of image production and image interpretation analysis. Students will learn the clinical indication and appropriate use of imaging in the orofacial region. Special emphasis will be put on radioprotection principles and the main procedures of oral and maxillofacial radiation therapy.
The main objective of the course is the achivement of professional competences related to the science of diagnostic imaging, including the core principles of image production, interpretation and clinical indications for the dental student. Principles of radioprotection and radiation therapy will also be addressed.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students trained in the course will acquire the following skills:
- Familiarize with the use of conventional and advanced radiographic modalities in the oral and maxillofacial areas.
- Know the basics of physics and technology of the diagnostic imaging modalities used in the oral and maxillofacial area.
- Be able to determine and prescribe the appropriate imaging technique based on clinical exam and medical/dental histories
- Be able to interpret radiographs and any other imaging examination related to modern imaging techniques.
- Be aware of radiation safety and protection.
- Be aware of the main procedures and side effects of oral and maxillofacial radiation therapy
Radiation Physics; Radiographic Examination: imaging principles and techniques; Intraoral Radiographic Examinations; Panoramic Imaging; Computed Tomography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Cone-Beam Computed Tomography; Dentascan; Skull Lateral Teleradiography and Orthodontic Cephalometry; Radiation Safety and Protection - Justification, Optimization and Dose Limitation; Radiation Protection Expert: Quality Controls and Implications in Oral Radiology; Normal Radiographic Anatomy of Deciduous and Permanent Dentition; Normal Radiographic Anatomy of the Maxilla and the Jaw; Dental Anomalies; Dental Caries; Inflammatory Lesions of the Maxilla and the Jax; Cysts and Cistic-like Lesions in the Maxilla and the Jaw; Periodontal Diseases; Dental Implants; Calibration Exercises for Interpretation of Imaging Findings and Reporting in Oral Radiology; Odontogenic Tumors: Benign and Malignant Histotypes; Diseases of Bone Manifested in the Maxilla and the Jaw; Systemic Diseases Manifested in the Maxilla and the Jaw; Imaging of the Oropharinx, Tongue, Sublingual and Submandibular Spaces; Salivary Glands; Temporomandibular Joint; Paranasal Sinuses; Maxillofacial e Nasopharingeal Radiology; Neck Pathology out of the Odontoiatric Field; Paediatric Oral Radiology; Radiation Therapy: Instruments and Equipments for the Care of Oral Tumors; Fusion imaging for Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Tumors
White Stuart C. Pharoah Michael J. Oral Radiology. Principles and Interpretation. 6th Ed. Mosby, Elsevier, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-323-04983-2
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Office hours: Done by appointment. Please contact Ms. Daniela Baroni (Segreteria Radiologia Universitaria, tel. +39 010 555 5248) or send me an email at: email@example.com
Monday, 4th March 2019, 08:00-10:00 (lecture hall tbd)
The examination consists of a written test based on multiple choice questions (4 answers/1 correct) and an oral test. In this latter test, the examiners will show each candidate one or more cases of oral and/or maxillofacial radiology. The student will be asked to describe and interpret the imaging findings and make the diagnosis. Passing the written test is required to access the oral exam. The course does not include ongoning evaluations or midterm exams.
The written test will evaluate the candidate’s achievement of theoretical learning. The oral exam will then test the candidate's ability to apply theorical learning to practice by means of a real life interactive discussion of imaging cases pertinent to the oral and/or maxillofacial area.