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A comprehensive textbook of dental radiography and radiology for undergraduate dental students, postgraduate students and qualified practitioners.
•Covers all the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at
undergraduate and postgraduate level.
•Highly illustrated, with short paragraphs, bulleted lists and flow diagrams present the subject in an accessible format.
•Clear line diagrams help the student understand the different topics and interpret the radiographs.
•Starts from basics - simple enough for basic students needs, but contains enough material for the revising postgraduate.
New to this Edition
•Digital imaging updated and treated as part of mainstream dental radiography
•New section on cone Beam CT
•Updated throughout including recent classification changes and more examples of advanced imaging
•Emphasis of chapters on maxillary antra and temporomandibular joint changes to reflect more modern approaches to investigation
•All line diagrams redrawn
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction. The Radiographic Image.
Part 2 Radiation Physics and Equipment. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays. Dose units and dosimetry. The biological effects and risks associated with X-Rays. Dental X-ray generating equipment. Image receptors. Image processing.
Part 3 Radiation protection. Radiation protection and legislation.
Part 4 Radiography. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection. Periapical radiography. Bitwing radiography. Occlusal radiography. Oblique lateral radiography. Skull and maxillofacial radiography. Cephalometric radiography. Tomography. Panoramic radiography (dental panoramic tomography). The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities.
Part 5 Radiology. Introduction to radiological interpretation. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations. The periapical tissues. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease. Implant assessment. Development abnormalities. Radiological differential diagnosis - describing a lesion. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws. The maxillary antra. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton. The temporomandibular joint. Bone diseases of radiological importance. The salivary glands.
By Eric Whaites, MSc, BDS(Hons), FDSRCS(Edin), FDSRCS(Eng), FRCR, DDRRCR, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Radiology, Head of the Department of Dental Radiological Imaging, King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK