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Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology, 5th Edition

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Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology, 5th Edition

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New edition of a popular textbook of dental radiography and radiology for undergraduate and post-graduate dental students and general dental practitioners The volume is now available with an all new online self assessment questions and answers module and an online, regularly updated, summary of the current UK ionising radiation legislation and guidance on good practice for all dental practitioners as well as a summary of the latest UK guidance in relation to the use of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) equipment. The self assessment questions have been specially prepared for each of the 32 Chapters to enable students to assess their own knowledge and understanding as they prepare for examinations. These include a mixture of single best answer and multiple correct answer questions, drag and drop identification of radiological anatomy as well as new examples of various pathological conditions to enable practice of diagnostic skills.

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at undergraduate and postgraduate level

  • Clear and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy

  • More than 1100 illustrations – many of them updated - present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an accessible manner

  • Contains recent classifications and advanced imaging modalities including cone beam CT imaging techniques
  • An online, regularly updated, summary of the current UK ionising radiation legislation and guidance on good practice for all dental practitioners as well as a summary of the latest UK guidance in relation to the use of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) equipment

    • An all new online self assessment questions and answers module. Questions have been specially prepared for each of the 32 Chapters to enable students to assess their own knowledge and understanding as they prepare for examinations. These include a mixture of single best answer and multiple correct answer questions, drag and drop identification of radiological anatomy as well as new examples of various pathological conditions to enable practice of diagnostic skills.

      • Includes a new chapter on cone beam technology and numerous examples of advanced imaging throughout the book

      PART 1 INTRODUCTION

      1. The radiographic image

      PART 2 RADIATION PHYSICS, EQUIPMENT AND RADIATION PROTECTION

      2. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays

      3. Dental X-ray generating equipment

      4. Image receptors

      5. Image processing

      6. Radiation dose, dosimetry and dose limitation

      7. The biological effects associated with X-rays, risk and practical

      radiation protection

      PART 3 RADIOGRAPHY

      8. Dental radiography – general patient considerations including control of infection

      9. Periapical radiography

      10. Bitewing radiography

      11. Occlusal radiography

      12. Oblique lateral radiography

      13. Skull and maxillofacial radiography

      14. Cephalometric radiography

      15. Tomography and panoramic radiography

      16. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

      17. The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance

      18. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities

      PART 4 RADIOLOGY

      19. Introduction to radiological interpretation

      20. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations

      21. The periapical tissues

      22. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease

      23. Implant assessment

      24. Developmental abnormalities

      25. Radiological differential diagnosis – describing a lesion

      26. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws

      27. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws

      28. Bone diseases of radiological importance

      29. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton

      30. The temporomandibular joint

      31. The maxillary antra

      32. The salivary glands

      Bibliography and suggested reading

      Eric Whaites, MSc BDS(Hons) FDSRCS(Edin) FDSRCS(Eng) FRCR DDRRCR, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Head of the Unit of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiological Imaging, King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK and Nicholas Drage, BDS(Hons) FDSRCS(Eng) FDSRCPS(Glas) DDRRCR, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, University Dental Hospital, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK
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