Radiology to the dentist or maxillofacial practitioner is an essential diagnostic
discipline and a valuable tool for treatment planning. Now more than ever, dentists
are often the first to encounter lesions of the face and jaws and are frequently
held liable for recognizing pathologies and other sites of concern. Oral and
Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach provides clinicians of varied
disciplines and skill levels a practical and systematic approach to diagnosing
lesions affecting the face and jaws. Firmly grounded in evidence-based research,
the book presents a clear understanding of the clinical impact of each lesion
within a prospective diagnosis.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is logically organized, beginning with the basics of radiological diagnosis before discussing each of the advanced imaging modalities in turn. Modalities discussed include helical and cone-beam computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and ultrasonography. Later chapters cover radiological pathologies of the jaw, and also those of the head and neck immediately outside the oral and maxillofacial region. Written by a recognized expert in the field, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology contains a multitude of clinical images, practical examples, and flowcharts to facilitate differential diagnosis.
- Accessible and user-friendly
- Features flowcharts detailing step-by-step diagnosis
- Solid evidence-base, thoroughly referenced throughout
- Well illustrated with over 600 clinical images
Table of Contents
Author and contributors.
Part 1 Introduction.
- Chapter 1 Basics of radiological diagnosis (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 2 Viewing conditions (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 3 Physiological phenomena and radiological interpretation (D. MacDonald).
Part 2 Advanced imaging modalities.
- Chapter 4 Helical computed tomography (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 5 Cone-beam computed tomography (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 6 Magnetic resonance imaging (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 7 Positron emission tomography (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 8 Basics of ultrasound (D. MacDonald).
Part 3 Radiological pathology of the jaws.
- Chapter 9 Radiolucencies (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 10 Radiopacities (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 11 Maxillary antrum (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 12 Temporomandibular joint (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 13 Imaging of the salivary glands (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 14 Fractures of the face and jaws (D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 15 Osseointegrated implants (T. Li and D. MacDonald).
Part 4 Radiological pathology of the extragnathic head and neck regions.
- Chapter 16 Introduction (D. MacDonald and M. Martin).
- Chapter 17 Benign lesions (M. Martin and D. MacDonald).
- Chapter 18 Malignant lesions (M. Martin and D. MacDonald).
David MacDonald, BDS, BSc(Hons.), LLB(Hons.), MSc, DDS(Edin.), DDRRCR, FDSRCPS, FRCD(C) is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of British Columbia. He has held previous appointments at the universities of Edinburgh, Bergen, and Hong Kong and has published extensive on topics of the radiological aspects of the epidemiology of disease affecting the face and jaws. These publications include a wide range of lesions affecting the face and jaws of the hitherto underdocumented Hong Kong Chinese, an important world community, representing a large part of the Chinese diaspora.